The 11-year-old boy hit by a train is in "good spirits" despite losing a foot, according to the Barrington 220 Facebook page. "Otherwise only scrapes and bruises. Miraculous," according to the district's Facebook page.
The Hough Street School community is gathering support for the family through its Facebook page.
A passing train apparently obscured the view of the oncoming train which hit a Barrington fifth-grader, Friday night, according to District 220 Chief Communications Officer Jeff Arnett.
"From what I understand from the police, is that he was at Route 59 and Lake-Cook Road, waiting for a passing train. The passing train obscured the view of another train. When he saw that train, it was too late," Arnett said.
The boy is a fifth-grader at Hough Street School and the school community is coming together and providing meals for the family and making cards for the child as he recovers, Arnett said.
The incident occurred at 6:05 p.m. Friday about a block north of the Barrington train station, according to Metra officials. Detective Sergeant Kevin Croke initially told Barrington Patch a teenage boy was struck by the train and taken to Lutheran General Hospital in unknown condition.
Trains were stopped for a period after the accident.