Pete Alonso struggles with PTSD following spring training car accident
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso was involved in a serious car accident during spring training and has revealed he has since suffered from PTSD.
Alonso was boned by a driver who ran a red light and his car overturned several times. He had to kick his window pane to get out. After the accident, his wife posted shocking videos and photos of the scene.
Although he was not seriously injured, Alonso revealed in an article published on Wednesday in The Players’ Stand that he dealt with “pretty bad PTSD” from the event.
“It’s one of those things where… my life could have disappeared in an instant,” Alonso wrote. “Just like that. It was awful. Just really scary.
“To be completely honest with you, I still have pretty bad PTSD. And I feel very lucky to have been able to recognize him. That I was able to talk about it with some people.
Alonso explained how lucky he felt not to have been seriously injured physically. He said he felt like he was going to die as his truck kept flipping over from the impact of the collision. The 24-year-old also admitted that it would take him some time to find peace with what happened.
Alonso is batting .268 with 23 homers this season and leads the major leagues with 72 RBIs for the first-place Mets. The NL All-Star will look to defend his Home Run Derby crown on July 18 in Los Angeles.