An 11-year-old suburban Chicago boy who was hit by a Metra commuter train lost a foot but is "in good spirits."
A Barrington Unit District 220 official posted a message on the district's Facebook page saying the boy, who is in fifth grade, is no longer in critical condition. They say he faces a long recovery.
In a statement, Barrington police say the boy was crossing the tracks near Route 59 Friday evening when he was struck by the train.
They say police officers and a witness administered first aid until paramedics arrived.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital.
Tom Leonard is superintendent of Barrington Unit District 220. In a statement, he called the incident "a heartbreaking accident."