New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso was in a "brutal" car accident on Sunday. At Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Monday, the slugger told reporters that he felt "really blessed to be here" and gave details on how the crash happened.
According to Alonso, he was driving through an intersection in Tampa when another driver ran a red light and hit him, causing his car to flip over three times. The Mets star's wife, Haley, was driving behind him in a separate car and immediately called emergency services and came to Pete's aid.
"One (moment) I was coming here to work, coming to spring training, and next thing I know I'm kicking my windshield in trying to get out of a flipped-over car," he said.
Haley Alonso posted a video on Instagram of her husband's car, showing just how serious the crash was:
Alonso, 27, says he is "fine," and that the other people involved in the crash are also safe. Here's more from what Alonso said about the "close experience to death" on Monday:
Alonso added that, in light of the accident, this spring training is now extra special to him.
He was able to field ground balls and participate in drills as he usually would on Monday. The slugger won the home run derby for the second time in his career and also led the Mets in hits (147), home runs (37), RBIs (94) and batting average (.262) in the 2021 season.