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

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    An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a Metra train in Barrington Saturday.

    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.

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    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.

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