11-year-old Barrington boy hit by train expected to survive
BARRINGTON – The 11-year-old Barrington boy who was struck by a Metra train Friday evening is expected to survive despite losing a foot and facing a long recovery, a Barrington District 220 spokesman said Saturday.
The boy was out of critical condition Saturday at Lutheran General Hospital after he tried to cross the Metra train tracks near Hough Street and Lake Cook Road shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, said Jeff Arnett, chief communications officer for District 220.
Police told district officials that the boy had his view obstructed by another train that he let pass before trying to cross the tracks. He was then struck by a second Metra train headed to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago on the opposite track, Arnett said.
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