Giants punter Steve Weatherford involved in crash on New Jersey Turnpike
Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Giants punter Steve Weatherford is expected to participate in today’s OTA (offseason training activity) practice despite being involved in an early-morning car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Weatherford, whose wife Laura gave birth to the couple’s fourth child over the weekend, boarded a New Jersey-bound flight from San Diego, Calif. on Sunday. The plane was diverted to Washington D.C., according to Weatherford, who opted to rent a car and drive himself back home to Hoboken in order to arrive in North Jersey in time to attend the Giants’ fourth OTA on Monday.
En route, Weatherford said his rental car – estimated to be traveling at 65-70 mph – hit “a pit of water” on the Turnpike and the vehicle hydroplaned, hitting the median and skidding off the road.
“There’s no way that I would make it without an intervention from God,” Weatherford said in an interview with WFAN on Monday morning. “It was unbelievable. As I’m spinning, my life is in slow motion, flashing before my eyes. It was the craziest thing to ever happen to me.”
Weatherford said the N.J. State Police officers who responded to the accident scene drove him from Exit 8 to his home in Hoboken.
“This happened at like 4 o’clock in the morning,” said Weatherford, who escaped the crash minor scrapes and bruises. “I got back to my house at like 5:15, still kind of shaky, take a shower and put on some warm, dry clothes and then I came up to work at the facility at like 6:15, had the doctors take a look at me.”
Originally published here by northjersey.com.