Kansas City Chiefs Will Pay Young Girl's Expenses After Coach's Son Struck Family's Car

The Kansas City Chiefs will pay for a young girl's expenses after head coach Andy Reid's son struck the girl's family's car, the Associated Press reported.

Ariel Young was hospitalized after former assistant coach Britt Reid collided with the vehicle belonging to her family along with another car on February 4 on Interstate 435 at an entrance ramp close to Arrowhead Stadium, NBC News reported. One of the vehicles was stalled due to a dead battery and second belonged to a cousin that came to help, charging documents said.

The crash occurred days before the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl, according to CNBC.

For weeks, Ariel was in critical condition after experiencing a traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, subdural hematomas, and brain contusions. She was in a coma for 11 days, the Kansas City Star reported. She was released on April 2 and was able to attend her first day of school in the fall, according to AP.

The Chiefs' legal representative and the family's lawyer, Tom Porto, released a statement on Friday saying that the agreement will give Ariel "world-class medical care and long-term financial stability." Other details of the agreement were not given.

"Ariel's recovery is a long road, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day," the statement said.

"Over the last several months, representatives of the Kansas City Chiefs, Ariel Young and Ariel's family have worked together, alongside medical experts, to develop a plan to take care of Ariel—both now, and for the rest of her life," the statement said, CNBC reported.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

Kansas City Chiefs, Ariel Young, Compensation
Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged with driving while intoxicated after colliding with two vehicles, one belonging to the family of Ariel Young, who suffered severe injuries. Above, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid enters the field prior to a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Britt Reid has been charged with driving while intoxicated and is scheduled to go to trial April 18. Prosecutors have said his blood alcohol level was 0.113 about two hours after the crash. The legal limit is 0.08.

Reid has pleaded not guilty. He is allowed to drive after a device that tests a driver's blood alcohol level was installed on his vehicle.

The Chiefs placed him on administrative leave after the crash and allowed his contract to expire, ending his employment with the team.