Man injured in crash involving Jackson County Sheriff Deputy remains in a coma

Posted at 5:44 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 18:45:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The man hurt during a chase involving a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy is still recovering Thursday.

Chris Reed, 29, was hit by the deputy's car in Raytown Wednesday morning. He has serious injuries, but his family and doctors are hopeful he will pull through.

According to his family, Reed has more than 100 stitches and staples around his head. He is in coma but is expected to live.     

A few hours before the wreck, Reed and his long-time girlfriend had gone out on a date. 

Her mother, Glenda White, told 41 Action News when they got home Reed went back out to get cigarettes.

“So he took her home first and then took the dog, he decided to take Mak, his little companion, and they [go] up to Quiktrip,” White said. “His mom was right behind him, she was going to get gas”

The sheriff deputy who was tracking a suspect via a GPS device collided into Reed’s car next to the Quiktrip at Highway 350 and Maple.

Reed’s family said internally he broke his collarbone, a few ribs and has two fractures in his vertebrae 

On the outside, one of his ears was sheared off and, “he was scalped like from the back, forward they got his scalp, they said he’s lucky to be alive after being scalped like that,” White said. 

Doctors told Reed’s family he’s expected to survive but has a long recovery ahead.

A GoFundme campaign has been established to help with mounting medical bills.

“They’re just upset, they’re shocked that you never expect it to happen to you,” White said.

She added doctors did try to take Reed out of the coma Thursday but were unsuccessful, they will try once again Friday.