Mets star Pete Alonso told reporters (including Tim Britton of the Athletic) this morning that he was involved in a scary car accident on his way to camp in Port St. Lucie last night. According to Alonso, another vehicle ran a red light and struck his car, which flipped over three times.
While Alonso seemed understandably shaken up when discussing the matter (Anthony DiComo of MLB.com provides video of his media session), he has fortunately come away without serious injury. He partook in some Spring Training drills this morning and doesn’t anticipate missing any time.
“Every day’s a gift. Man, today’s really special for me,” the 2019 home run champ said. “I just had a blast out there today, doing work, seeing everybody. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier showing up to Spring Training. It’s truly amazing how I’m here. I’m so fortunate that everyone’s ok.” Alonso conceded the incident inflicted “a lot of emotional toll” but noted he’s “here, happy and healthy.”
Alonso went on to credit his wife, who was driving another vehicle behind him, for managing the accident in its immediate aftermath. Fortunately, it seems everyone came out of what could’ve been a disastrous situation alright.