"My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the crash, in particular the household with the small woman who's fighting for her own life," Reid said Sunday night following the Chiefs lost Super Bowl LV into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9. "I can not comment on it any more than what I am here. So the questions you have, I'm going to need to turn down those; but just from a human perspective, my heart bleeds for everyone involved in that."
Reid's son Britt, the Chiefs' outside linebacker coach, was involved in the three-car crash on Thursday night in Kansas City.
Britt Reid acknowledged to police he was driving the car that collided with the two other cars, such as the one using all the 5-year-old inside. The police report said the driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was being investigated for potential impairment.
A Kansas City Police Department officer said Reid's eyes were bloodshot and the officer smelled"a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages," according to a police officer statement obtained by ESPN. The announcement went on to state Reid told the officer he had two to three beverages and that he also took prescription Adderall.
Asked whether the incident was a diversion for him or the Chiefs, Reid said,"We'd set the game plan in the week before. The distraction was not a diversion so far as the game plan goes. That was already in and how we were going to utilize it and go forward.
"From an individual perspective, it's a tough one. From a football perspective, I don't believe that was a problem."