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Pete Alonso Unscathed After Red Light Runner Takes Out His Super Duty

With Major League Baseball’s labor dispute finally over, players are headed to camp to prepare for the upcoming season. That includes New York Mets star first baseman Pete Alonso, who was heading to work in Port St. Lucie, Florida this past Sunday behind the wheel of his Ford Super Duty pickup, just like any other normal day. However, Alonso’s normal day at work quickly took a big turn for the worse when another driver ran a red light and slammed into his truck, sending it flying through the air in a scary-looking accident.

Pete Alonso told CNN that he believes his Super Duty flipped over “probably three times,” and video of the aftermath taken by his wife – who was following him to work – shows just how bad things could have been. “This is a really special spring training because yesterday was a really close experience to death,” Alonso said. “I’m just really thankful to be alive. 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. Just really blessed to be here. Thankful nothing is wrong. Also thank you, Ford, for having great engineering.”

After surveying the carnage left behind, it’s truly amazing that Alonso wasn’t hurt in any sort of way, save for a scratch on his arm. The Super Duty, laying on its side, is pretty mangled up, the rear axle completely detached from the pickup with one of the wheels hanging off. The other driver clearly had to be traveling at a pretty high rate of speed to flip something as big and heavy as a Super Duty, too.

 

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As for that other driver, police revealed that they only suffered minor injuries and were issued a citation for their reckless driving. And while we already look twice before proceeding through intersections, we imagine that Alonso might be doing the same thing moving forward.

We’ll have more crazy videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford Super Duty news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Everyday Patriot

    Ford has not enjoyed a scar-free history, but in the more recent years, it seems that Safety Is Job One—-as I think it should be.
    For someone to walk away unscathed from that kind of collision speaks to Ford, the women and men on the production floor, and the after-sales teams who keep the trucks maintained and operable.
    Well done, Ford.

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  2. Ted

    No roof damage, which includes a sunroof, I doubt it rolled, it only got pushed on its side and spun around. I am glad you are ok , as I love my Mets.. I unfortunately have ” flipped a car in my younger days, that is an end over end situation, and even if it rolled several times, would have had a damaged roof and shattered the sunroof, I ran a tow truck in my younger days, and know the damaged done by most situations, once again, glad you are ok…

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  3. John

    My super duty flipped over on me about 2 years ago .I too was untouched I climbed out the sunroof .It was quite the ride . I Feel my beast saved my life , it did help that I had a 12 inch lift and hit the retaining wall at the bottom of the truck .

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