TAMPA, FL. – New York Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso, feels lucky after a crash that happened on the way to spring training on Sunday.
Officers responded to the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Manhattan Ave. just before 6:30 p.m. in regards to a traffic crash.
The driver Pete Alonso was alone in his pickup truck traveling eastbound on Euclid Av. The other vehicle was traveling northbound on Manhattan Ave.
Alonso was struck after the other vehicle ran a red light. The pickup truck rolled over onto the driver’s side due to the impact.
The driver in the other vehicle was issued a citation for running the red light. There were only minor injuries. A passenger in the other vehicle went to the hospital as a precaution. The crash remains under investigation.
Alonso, speaking Monday from spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida, said to ESPN he is fine and will participate in a full workout with the Mets on Tuesday.
“Yesterday I got in a really kinda brutal car accident. … To me this is just really special to be here,” Alonso said to ESPN. “This is a really special spring training because yesterday was a really close experience to death.”