Mike Scelzo was released from the Jersey City Medical Center after he was treated for lacerations on his face and a black eye, according to reports.
He told reporters that he had boarded the train at Oradell and was chatting with another passenger when he felt the train jolt as it approached Hoboken station.
Fifty one of the victims were taken to JCMC, according to Joseph Scott, the hospital’s CEO. Three of the victims suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Eight victims had minor injuries and another 40 were described as “walking wounded,” according to Scott.
Alexis Valle, 24, of Bergenfield, N.J. was in the first car of the train when the crash happened. Valle, who is five months pregnant, managed to get out of the train to safety. However, she told reporters that she received four staples in her head.
“The baby’s fine, but the ceiling of the train fell on my head,” she said.
The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have represented many people injured in mass transit accidents. During the early stages of the investigation, it is imperative to get private attorneys involved in the process. Too many times, the mass transit carrier performs the investigation and many pieces of evidence are either tampered with or ignored.