Who is Ariel Young?
Ariel Young is a little girl who was been allegedly left in a coma two weeks ago following a car crash involving the son of Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach who has woken up, a family source has confirmed. The little girl remains in the hospital recovering from the February 4 accident.
Tiffany Verhulst, who was organizing an online charity page for the young victim’s mother, shared an update on the page Monday.
How old is Ariel Young?
According to her date of birth, Young is 5 years old as of 2021.
Ariel Young Car Accident
Reid’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp not far from the Kansas City Chiefs’ facility on February 4 when it struck two cars — one disabled vehicle that had run out of gas, and another that had come to help the other vehicle. Two children were hospitalized after the crash, with Ariel in the worst shape.
She was in critical condition with what were described as life-threatening injuries. Young was injured when outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, crashed his truck into her vehicle.
Young suffered life-threatening injuries while the four-year-old did not, though both were transported to a local hospital.
‘We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,’ the Chiefs said in a statement.
‘Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family. We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.’
Ariel Young GoFundMe
Tiffany Verhulst first created the GoFundMe charity page on Feb. 6 and said at the time that Young was in a coma.
Monday is the first time Verhulst shared that Young had awakened.
Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl injured in the Feb. 4 crash involving ex-Kansas City assistant coach Britt Reid, has awoken from a coma, according to a post by her aunt on a GoFundMe page. pic.twitter.com/ma11g5p1ur
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 16, 2021
Andy Reid’s Son Britt Reid
Britt Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the side of a highway entrance ramp near the team’s training complex, next to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Reid, who is no longer employed by the Chiefs, is under investigation for the crash.
Police issued a warrant seeking a blood test for Reid after he told a responding officer he had two or three drinks that evening.
He also said he had taken prescription Adderall.
It was initially reported that he had been placed on administrative leave, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter has since reported that he was placed on leave through the duration of his contract, which has now expired and ‘he no longer is an employee with the club’.
Reid has so far not been charged in relation to the crash and police in Missouri say there are unlikely to be any charges forthcoming for at least one month. Britt Reid acknowledged to police he was driving his Dodge Ram truck that struck a Chevrolet Traverse.
The Traverse had arrived to assist a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas, according to reports. Reid’s vehicle struck the Impala first before striking the Traverse, injuring five-year-old Young, and a four-year-old, both of whom were in the backseat of the Traverse.