BARRINGTON – An 11-year-old boy who lost his foot when he was struck by a commuter train in Chicago’s northwest suburbs has been released from a hospital about three weeks after the accident.
Dominic Szymanski was hit by a Metra train while crossing the tracks in downtown Barrington on March 15.
Police officers and a witness administered first aid until paramedics arrived.
The fifth-grader was able to return home earlier this week.
Barrington 220 School District spokesman Jeff Arnett said his recovery is going well and the boy will likely get at-home tutoring until he is well enough to return to classes.