Published: Thu, February 28, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Towns says he's lucky to be alive after car crash

Towns says he's lucky to be alive after car crash

"I'd say I had a five per cent chance of making it out alive", Towns said Monday before Minnesota's game against Sacramento.

The two-time All-Star missed Minnesota's games against the Knicks and Bucks.

"It could have been much worse", Towns said.

"I still make jokes to Taj every day about he saw me in this insane vehicle wreck and just kept driving", Towns said. The vehicle in which Towns was riding was then struck by a semi truck that Towns estimated was going 35 to 45 miles per hour. It halted at 303 games. He is expected to play tonight against the Kings tonight.

During his session with the media, Towns said there was a five percent chance he would have survived the crash, and that he's in the one percent of people who survived without injury.

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"If I don't have that seatbelt", Towns told reporters, "I'm going right through the windshield".

Towns said he got himself to a hospital afterward, declining an ambulance because he "didn't want to make that big of a scene". He was cleared to fly and arrived in NY, where after further examination, he was placed in the concussion protocol and ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks. "That's definitely put ahead of KAT the basketball player", Saunders said. Towns called his sister with the news, opting to send his parents a text message to avoid exposure to their anxiety about his condition.

Pretty scary stuff. Let's all be thankful that KAT and his trainer are safe. "Being able to do what I'm doing is a blessing", Towns said. I'm not a guy to stay back and watch them work, I want to be there in person.

Towns is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds with 37 double-doubles. I want to scream for them.

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