Pete Alonso’s spouse Haley Alonso was driving behind the Mets first baseman and witnessed the crash that flipped his automobile thrice on Sunday whereas on the way in which to spring coaching.
“I thought I watched my husband die in front of me and I will never forget that feeling,” Alonso’s wife wrote in an Instagram post on Monday — together with images and movies that confirmed the aftermath of the “horrifying” accident.
“Yesterday as Pete and I have been heading to Spring Training, a distracted driver ran a purple gentle going at a particularly quick fee and hit instantly into Pete’s truck. I used to be in my automobile following behind him and noticed the entire thing occur in entrance of me. Once the automobile struck the aspect of his truck, it flipped 3 occasions and slid into the place you see it in these movies.
“I slammed on my breaks, jumped out of my car and ran up to his truck,” she continued. “I used to be frightened of what I used to be going to see. I couldn’t see inside the truck as a result of the windshield was shattered. I screamed for him simply hoping that he’d be capable to reply me. He stated he was okay and was going to kick out the windshield to flee since he was trapped. He received himself out and to everybody’s shock, solely had a single scratch on his arm. It’s a miracle that he’s protected after this horrifying of an accident.
“…This could’ve easily unfolded much differently and that’s what is so scary. Life can be taken from us in an instant. Please do not drive distracted and wear your seatbelt. This happened 5 minutes from our house, it can happen anytime, anywhere.”
Alonso’s Ford truck was “T-boned” in Tampa, the place the couple spends the offseason. The footage, posted by his spouse, reveals his car flipped over with a shattered windshield and home windows. Remnants from the crash have been scattered all through the road, and one snap confirmed the airbag that went off on the motive force’s aspect, the place Alonso was trapped.
Fellow wives and girlfriends of different MLB gamers shared supportive messages in the feedback — together with Katia Reguero, the spouse of Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Alonso participated in batting apply and fielding drills on Monday and stated he felt “normal.” He anticipates he might be prepared for full exercises Tuesday with the remainder of the staff.
“Everyone in my family is OK, and my wife was an absolute trooper, she really helped and you never know what can happen,” Alonso stated whereas at his locker at Clover Park.
“[Sunday] was a real close experience to death. My car flipped over probably about three times … and I am really thankful to be alive, thankful that I’m healthy.”