Pete Alonso’s wife, Haley Alonso, drove behind the Mets first baseman and was a witness the accident in which his car rolled over three times on Sunday on the way to spring training.
“I thought I saw my husband die before my eyes and I will never forget that feeling.” Alonso’s wife wrote in an Instagram post on Monday – including photos and videos showing the aftermath of the “terrible” accident.
“Yesterday, while Pete and I were driving to spring practice, a distracted driver ran a red light at extremely high speed and went straight into Pete’s truck. I was chasing him in my car and saw the whole thing play out in front of me. When the car hit the side of his truck, it rolled over three times and skidded to where you see it in these videos.
“I slammed my brakes, jumped out of my car and ran to his truck,” she continued. “I was afraid of what I would see. I couldn’t see inside the truck because the windshield was shattered. I yelled at him hoping he would answer me. He said he was fine and would kick out the windshield to escape as he was trapped. He got out and, to everyone’s horror, only had a single scratch on his arm. It’s a miracle he’s safe after this horrific accident.
“…This could easily have turned out very differently, and that’s what’s so scary. Life can be taken from us in an instant. Please do not drive while distracted and wear your seat belt. This happened 5 minutes from our house, it can happen anytime, anywhere.”
Alonso’s Ford truck was “t-boned” in Tampa, where the couple is spending the off-season. Footage posted by his wife shows his overturned vehicle with the windshield and windows shattered. Remnants of the accident were strewn across the street and a snapshot showed the airbag deploying on the driver’s side where Alonso was trapped.
Fellow wives and girlfriends of other MLB players shared messages of support in the comments – including Katia Reguero, wife of Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Alonso took part in batting practice and field practice on Monday and said he felt “normal”. He expects to be ready for a full practice session with the rest of the team on Tuesday.
“Everyone in my family is fine and my wife has been an absolute soldier, she’s really helped and you never know what can happen,” Alonso said from his locker at Clover Park.
“[Sunday] was a real near-death experience. My car probably rolled over three times… and I’m really grateful to be alive, grateful to be healthy.”
https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/pete-alonsos-wife-posts-crash-photos-videos-on-instagram/ Pete Alonso’s wife posts Crash photos and videos on Instagram