“The next thing you know, I’m on the ground, I can’t get out of my wheelchair.
You’ve got people on the floor.
It’s horrific,” said one of the survivors, who gave her name only as Anna.
“I was just in shock, but then it hit me: ‘I was on the train.
I was in a train.
My son is still alive.
The survivors and their families have gathered at a train station in the Bronx to learn how to identify the train and the people involved in the incident. “
Anna was one of more than 700 survivors who participated in a national effort to learn from the train wreck, and they’re asking you to share their stories and share their photos with us.
The survivors and their families have gathered at a train station in the Bronx to learn how to identify the train and the people involved in the incident.
The survivors’ stories are part of a larger effort to better understand the impact the accident had on their lives.”
A train carrying people from a funeral home to a funeral in Westchester County, N.Y., in this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo.”
And when you do, you’ll see a train wreck.”
A train carrying people from a funeral home to a funeral in Westchester County, N.Y., in this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo.
The train crash has left many survivors with lingering trauma and emotional scars.
They have told their stories in a series of Facebook posts, including the one shared by Anna, and in recent weeks, a number of the stories have been shared by news outlets around the world.
The rescue efforts were hampered by the fact that many of the train’s passengers had no memory of what happened.
Some passengers were only aware of the crash for a few seconds, and others had to be rescued by emergency crews.
The survivor, who was able to get out from under the train, said she and her husband were both able to walk out of the tunnel without injury.
“The only thing I could do was run out the door, because I couldn’t get my legs under me,” she said.
“My husband was able, but he was on crutches.”
Anna’s husband, a nurse, survived the accident, but is in a wheelchair.
Anna said that despite his injuries, she’s happy to see that the couple is able to share what happened with the public.
“He’s getting better,” she explained.
“He can go back to his job.
It was just terrible.”
Another survivor, Marcelino, was one in a number who had to use the rescue teams to escape.
Marcelno is also an actor and singer, and is a frequent participant in the New York City theater scene.
Marcelinos family has been in touch with the survivors’ families, who said they are hopeful the rescue efforts will help heal some of the emotional trauma of the accident.
“It’s been really hard for the families and the survivors to come forward,” said Marcelyn O’Connell, executive director of the New Yorkers for Responsible Transportation Coalition, which is part of the rescue effort.
“What we need to do is take their pain and take their hopes, and then we can make sure we don’t ever do it again.”
O’Connell added that the rescue workers have made tremendous progress.
“They are learning, they are teaching, they’re training and they are doing all of the things that are important for the community to come together,” she added.
“It’s just the most incredible thing.
This is an amazing, amazing, incredible community, and I’m very proud of it.”ABC News’ Amy Siewert contributed to this report.