11-Year-Old Faces Long Recovery After Being Struck by Train

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Saturday, Mar 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:16 PM CDT
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An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a Metra train in Barrington Saturday.

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An 11-year-old boy is out of critical condition but faces a long recovery after being struck by a Metra train in Barrington Friday, according to the Barrington 220 School District.

The young Hough Street Elementary School student is reportedly in "good spirits" despite losing a foot in the accident.

The incident occurred as the boy was trying to cross the tracks around 6:00 p.m. on Route 59 near Lake Cook Road, according to Barrington Police.

Barrington Unit District 220 Superintendent Tom Leonard said in a statement the accident was "heartbreaking" and "not the result of any intentional behavior."

Service on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line was delayed up to 90 minutes after the accident.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was transported to Lutheran General Hospital where he was placed in critical condition Friday evening.

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