Giants’ Punter Steve Weatherford Involved in NJ Turnpike Crash
The last 24 hours of rain and storms have caused serious problems on our roadways, and led to a crazy story for a NY Giants player.
Punter Steve Weatherford was visiting his newborn daughter in California, and took a late night flight back home to Jersey. Due to the weather, his flight got rerouted to Washington D.C., where he had to rent a car at around 11 p.m. to get back home.
Just before 4 a.m. in the area of exit 8 on the NJ Turnpike, Weatherford suddenly hit a flooded spot, causing him to crash into the median, with another driver crashing into his rental car soon after.
The rental car was totaled, the other driver was taken away in a stretcher, but luckily Weatherford managed to escape with just a few bumps and bruises. He shared the whole ordeal on social media, including his thanks to the two NJ State Troopers who went above and beyond by driving him all the way from the crash site to his home in Hoboken.
He even made it to preseason practice! That's dedication.