posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 10:56 PM
Reggie Jackson feels he's on a "second life" after surviving a car crash last week in which his vehicle flipped over several times.
The Hall of Famer, a New York Yankees special adviser and spring training instructor, was treated at a hospital and released after his SUV was struck
from behind Friday night.
"You wonder why you survived," Jackson said Tuesday. "I've struggled more emotionally. Now I have a second life. I've been blessed again. Thank God
for having a hand on my shoulder. I just thank God I had my seat belt on."
Jackson is stiff and sore, has several cuts on his head and bruises caused by his seat belt. The driver of the other car, Miguel Angel Rivera, 34, of
Temple Terrace, Fla., remained hospitalized Tuesday but is improving and will recover from his injuries, Tampa police spokesman Joe Durkin said.
Sounds like it was a pretty scary experience. I got a $40 seatbelt ticket about a year ago and ever since have been wearing my seatbelt at all times.
I never used to wear it and it's crazy that it took a fine to make me do it but I'm glad now. Sounds like Reggie was pretty glad too.