An Ocala Fire Rescue employee was in the right place at the right time on Saturday evening to help a motorist who was stuck on train tracks in northwest Ocala.
On Saturday, January 14, an Ocala Fire Rescue captain was heading back to the station when a pair of headlights were observed that appeared to be out of place near the 2100 block of NW MLK Jr. Avenue. According to OFR, a driver had missed a turn and their vehicle was stuck on the train tracks.
The captain reported the incident, and an OFR battalion chief who was also heading back to the station responded to the scene. They both sprang into action and helped the unharmed driver exit the vehicle safely.
A tow truck was requested, and it removed the vehicle from the tracks before any trains passed through the area.