Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Gets In Horrible Wreck On Turnpike; Unharmed [PHOTOS]
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford hydroplaned his rental car over night on the New Jersey turnpike and is thanking God that he came out unharmed.
In a weekend where Weatherford welcomed his baby daughter into the world, he was efforting to get back to the Meadowlands for Giants OTAs on Monday.
"There's no way I would've made it without an intervention from God," said Weatherford, to CBS New York. "It was the craziest thing that ever happened to me."
"I spun at least twice. I kind of lost twice because I was just gripping the wheel and bracing for impact."
The Giants punter chronicled the incident through his Instagram posts:
So I've just had a night I will never forget... My morning started with a visit to see my newborn baby girl JJ at the hospital in San Diego. I left the hospital to catch a flight to Newark to join my team today for OTA practices. This is where it gets crazy. All flights into Newark were cancelled due to thunderstorms so my flight had to reroute to DC. We didn't land til 11pm. It was already too late to train or bus to NJ, so I rented a car so I don't miss practice today. 3 hours into my trip at 3:30am I run into a massive body of water on the NJ turnpike, I hydroplane, slam into the median, get blasted in the face by the air bags. My rental is totaled, and I walked out without a scratch. I am feeling so incredibly blessed. Not only has God given my family and I a beautiful, healthy 10 pound baby girl. He sent his guardian angels to keep my car from flipping and possibly dying. So, I call 911 and the finest Highway Patrol in America, the NJ State Police come to the rescue and offer me a ride back to Hoboken. These guys didn't do it because they were football fans, they didn't even know who I was or what I do. I'm super proud to have always been a supporter of the NY/NJ Police and Fire Departments. So I want to give a #GIANT thank you to Officer Adam Brozek and his partner Officer Kim Smith for coming to my aid in my time of need, and going that extra step further for driving me 45 miles home. God saved me, and the NJ State Troopers delivered me. Now I'm home shaking like a leaf, trying to pack my bag to go to practice. I'm so thankful to even be walking right now. #GodIsGood #Blessed Thank you again to the NJ State Police! #GodBlessYouBoys
Meanwhile, the most beautiful aspect of Weatherford's last 48 hours:
It broke my heart leaving Baby JJ today, but Dad's got to get to work. Im headed back to Newark, NJ. I've got some additional motivation to bring back to the boys in the locker room. Excited to join my @nygiants in OTAs tomorrow. Still can't believe how beautiful my little girl is. Almost 10.5 lbs. #GodIsGood #Blessed #NYG #Giants #LivingInADream