Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was in a car crash that left a child with life-threatening injuries. He admitted to drinking and driving.

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  • Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was involved in a car crash on Thursday.
  • Reid is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
  • According to police, Reid admitted to drinking before the crash.
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Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday night.

According to 41 Action News in Kansas City, the crash took place after a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas on an entrance ramp to I-435. Another car came to assist the Impala, and Reid struck both cars while driving his truck.

In a statement, the Chiefs confirmed that Reid was involved in the crash.

“The organisation has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid,” the statement said. “We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

According to 41 Action News, a 5-year-old child in the backseat of the second car suffered life-threatening injuries, and a 4-year-old child in the same car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The 41 Action News report also said Reid told a Kansas City Police Department officer that he’d had two to three drinks before the collision, and the officer reported that “they could smell ‘a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages.'” Reid’s eyes appeared bloodshot and red, according to the report.

Reid was taken to a local hospital, according to 41 Action News, where a blood test was conducted.

The Chiefs are scheduled to depart for Tampa, Florida, on Saturday for their game against the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.