Karl-Anthony Towns Blessed to Be Alive … After ‘Life-Threatening’ Car Accident
Karl-Anthony Towns says he had a “5 percent chance of surviving” the scary car accident he was involved in last week … and he’s “blessed to be alive” and mostly uninjured.
The Minnesota Timberwolves star was heading to the Minneapolis airport for the team’s trip to New York last Thursday … when the car KAT was traveling in was hit by a semitruck traveling at 45 miles per hour.
Towns — who missed the Wolves’ past 2 games as a part of being in concussion protocol — gave details on the accident at practice on Monday … saying he knows it could have been MUCH worse.
“I’d say I had a 5 percent chance of making it out alive,” KAT says, “I hit the 5 percent mark. I’d say 4 percent was to be seriously injured and 1 percent was to be minorly injured … and I came out in the 1 percent.”
Karl-Anthony Towns describes his car accident that he believes could have been life-threatening: pic.twitter.com/0Qey9tJ8O4
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No word on who was behind the wheel, but Towns — who was also traveling with the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach — was NOT driving.
“In all honesty, I probably should not have made it out like I did.”
KAT didn’t suffer any major injuries from the crash … but he missed the first 2 games of his career … ending his games played streak at 303.
“I’m just glad everyone’s safe from the accident. Everyone’s alive.”