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New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford speaks after brutal car crash

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The New York Giants would have been looking to fly under the radar in this off-season as they look to improve in 2015.

The Giants have a returning Victor Cruz to look forward to as he will line up alongside Odell Beckham Jr, with the passing offense in New York looking better then it has been in absolute years. 

But the Giants were so close to catastrophe, as their veteran special teams star Steve Weatherford was incredibly lucky to walk away from a brutal looking car crash with his life and no injuries earlier this week.

Lucky to be Alive

In a matter of moments, Giants punter Weatherford went from being a beaming new parent trying to show up to his team's organized team activities to just being thankful to be alive.

Weatherford made a cross-country trip to San Diego to see his newborn daughter this weekend. When the punter tried to get back to the Giants for OTA's, bad weather meant his plane was sent to Washington D.C. instead of Newark and he decided to drive up to join his teammates at OTAs.

That drive was nearly his demise. At 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, Weatherford hit water on the turnpike, hydroplaned and hit the median as the airbags deployed, completely destroying the car that he rented.

Somehow, Weatherford walked away completely unscathed. The punter took to Instagram to detail his scary accident.

"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," Weatherford wrote. "My rental is totaled, and I walked out without a scratch."

New Jersey state troopers Adam Brozek and Kim Smith helped Weatherford, driving him 45 miles to his house. "Now I'm home shaking like a leaf, trying to pack my bag to go to practice," Weatherford added. "I'm so thankful to even be walking right now."

The 32-year old did eventually reach the Giants' practice facility, taking time again to post on social media:


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