Doctors say an 11-year-old boy who lost part of a leg after a Metra train hit him in Barrington, is lucky to be alive.
The boy was in critical condition after he was struck by an inbound Metra train Friday evening about a block from the Barrington station.
According to authorities, the child also lost several toes from his other leg.
Doctors said he has a long road to recovery.
The boy is a student at Hough Street Elementary School.
Nine Metra trains, either headed inbound for Chicago or outbound to McHenry County suburbs were delayed for up to 90-minutes as authorities investigated the accident.
Police are still trying to figure out how the accident happened.