New Jersey man who jumped 9 stories, landed on BMW released from hospital

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New Jersey man who jumped 9 stories, landed on BMW released from hospital

The man who plunged nine stories from a New Jersey high-rise and landed on a BMW has recovered from injuries and was released from a hospital, a city rep told The Post Friday.

The 31-year-old — who smashed through the roof of a black BMW 330i parked below 26 Journal Square in Jersey City when he jumped—  had been in critical condition in the days after his dramatic fall on Oct. 6.

But despite a mangled right arm, possible internal injuries and bloody gashes on his head, the guy left a treatment center in mid-December, said Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, a spokeswoman for Jersey City.

“The man survived and was released from the hospital last month,” she said of the still-unidentified man. The federal health privacy law HIPAA prevented her from going into more detail about his current condition, she said.

Just moments after the man’s roughly 100-foot fall, he appeared to be badly injured but still talking and briefly walking. He stood up with his right arm dangling at his side and asked, according to a passerby said at the time, “What happened?”

The 31-year-old smashed through the roof of a black Beemer 330i on Oct. 6.
The 31-year-old, who has not yet been identified, smashed through the roof of a black BMW 330i on Oct. 6, 2021.
The man plunged from the ninth floor of this Jersey City building.
The man’s condition had been at one time considered “life threatening.”
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The man was released from the hospital after two months of treatment.
The man was released from the hospital after two months of treatment.

“I heard a big boom and I didn’t think it was a person at first,” Christina Smith, 21, who shot footage of the aftermath. “The back window of the car just busted out — exploded. Then the guy jumped up and started screaming. His arm was all twisted.”

Video she filmed shows the jumper — who didn’t work inside the building, and later said he “wanted to die” — screaming in pain with upper body injuries, and a face mask strap still dangling from his ear.

The day after his plunge, authorities told The Post his condition was “now life threatening” but he pulled through and was released from the hospital after two months of treatment,  said Wallace-Scalcione.

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