The five-year-old girl was who was injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Cheifs linebackers coach Britt Reid woke up from her coma. Ariel Young was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after suffering brain damage when Reid slammed his pickup into two vehicles pulled over on a highway entrance ramp. A four-year-old child also suffered injuries in the crash.
After spending 11 days in a coma, her cousin, Tiffany Verhulst, shared the good news on a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for Ariel's medical care.
"Ariel is awake," she wrote.
Authorities said that Reid, who is the son of Cheifs head coach Andy Reid, remains under investigation for driving while impaired. He told officers at the scene of the crash that he had "two or three drinks" and was taking prescription Adderall. Authorities have not charged Reid and are awaiting the results of a blood test, which could take between four and six weeks.
Reid was taken to the hospital following the crash and underwent surgery, though no details about his specific injuries were released.
He was placed on administrative leave by the Cheifs following the crash, which happened on February 4, forcing him to miss the Super Bowl. After the season was over, Reid's contract expired, and the team opted not to renew it.
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