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Mets Baseman Pete Alonso “Thankful To Be Alive” After Traffic Accident

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New York Mets star Pete Alonso says he is “thankful to be alive” after he got into a traffic accident.

Alonso revealed that on Sunday he was driving in his pickup to the Mets camp before he was hit by another driver who ran a red light.

The baseman escaped uninjured despite his truck flipping multiple times.

“This is really special spring training because yesterday was a really close experience to death,” Alonso told reporters. “I’m just really thankful to be alive.”

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He added: “I was coming here to work, coming to spring training, and the next thing I know I’m kicking my windshield in trying to get out of a flipped-over car.”

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Alonso’s wife Haley shared multiple pictures and videos on Instagram of the wreck.

Authorities confirmed that there were only minor injuries and the driver who caused the crash was issued a citation.

“Just really blessed to be here, thankful nothing is wrong,” said Alonso.

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