The 5-year-old girl who was in a Missouri car accident involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid likely suffered permanent brain damage, her family’s attorney said.
Tom Porto, who represents Ariel Young’s family, said the girl has awakened from a coma but is expected to deal with long-lasting injuries from the accident.
“He likely has permanent brain damage that he will suffer for the rest of his life,” Porto told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “She is not walking, it is a sad, sad, sad story.”
Porto said Ariel is still unable to speak and is still hospitalized in Kansas City from the accident.
“This was not an accident,” Porto said. “This was a serious, life-changing event.”
Ariel was in a Chevrolet Traverse on the side of the road when Reid ran him over near the Chiefs practice facility around 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, authorities said.
Reid, who is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, allegedly told police that he had had two to three drinks and had taken the prescription drug Adderall.