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The 5-year-old girl injured during a car crash caused by former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been released from the hospital.
According to KWCH, Ariel Young is recovering at home after more than two months in the hospital.
Reid, 35, was charged with DWI in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday following the Feb. 4 collision that occurred on a highway near the Chiefs’ practice facility days before the Super Bowl. Reid’s blood alcohol concentration was .113, over the .08 legal limit, according to prosecutors. According to the police report, Reid was driving nearly 20 miles over the speed limit when he hit two cars on the side of the road. Reid turned himself in Monday and was later released on a $100,000 bond.
Ariel was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening brain injury. According to KWCH, the girl was in a coma for 11 days and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, a skull fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas (bleeding between skull and brain) in the crash.
“Since the February 4 crash, Ariel has not walked, she has not talked, and she cannot eat and is dependent on a feeding tube for basic nutrition,” Tom Porto, an attorney representing the family, said after the ex-coach was charged. “The result is what we’ve been asking for, and that is the most serious charge that can be filed against Britt Reid.”
Porto said he expects to file a civil suit but has not determined whether Reid is solely responsible or if another entity, such as the Chiefs organization, is liable, too.