Minko said he was at the top of a stairway headed down to the PATH train when he heard screams and saw the NJ TRANSIT train crash into the station around 8:45 a.m.READ MORE: Appointments No Longer Needed At NYC's COVID Vaccination Sites; Anyone 16+ May Walk In, Mayor De Blasio Announces
“The train simply did not stop,” Minko told CBS2. “It’s similar to a situation in which you try and change a gear and a gear gets stuck, and it would not stop.”
One person was killed and more than 100 people were injured.READ MORE: Ghislaine Maxwell Due In Manhattan Federal Court On New Sex Trafficking Charges Allegedly Involving 14-Year-Old
Minko was not among those who were hurt.
“It was mass confusion,” he said. “And the people that I was with, whoever they may have been, it was just a mad scramble to get away from the scene.”
Minko called witnessing such a tragedy “a harrowing experience.”MORE NEWS: Long Island Boy Who Is Visually Impaired Receives Toddler Cane From Local Nonprofit
“I’m shook up and legs are wobbly,” he said. ” … To me, it’s hard to believe I saw something like this.”