Off-duty Stuart police officer helps save 90-year-old veteran whose car was on train tracks

Posted on April 16, 2018

By: Sara Marino, Treasure Coast Newspapers

STUART  — Arnold Marks' car wheels spun as he tried to get his vehicle off the train tracks near Confusion Corner.

A train was approaching.

He said he heard people shouting at him to get out of the car.

"It was an understatement that I was nervous," said Marks, 90.

Then, out of nowhere it seemed, someone swooped in, picked him up and took him off the tracks.

And about 100 yards away, the train stopped.

An alert train conductor saw the lights from Marks' car and brought the train to a halt.

Marks, an Army veteran from Port St. Lucie, said Monday he had driven through Confusion Corner several times before and he meant to make a right turn, but ended up on the tracks instead.

Confusion Corner consists of several roads — Dixie Highway, State Road A1A, Southeast and Southwest Ocean boulevards, South Colorado Avenue and Southwest Flagler Avenue — joined near a roundabout in down Stuart and near the train tracks…

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