Child struck by Metra train recovering at hospital

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An 11-year-old boy was struck by an inbound Metra Electric train in Blue Island.

The accident happened around 7:25 a.m. Tuesday. Inbound train No. 504 was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:04 a.m., but struck a person near 127th and Winchester Avenue, according to a Metra spokesman.

The boy is recovering from injuries at Christ Hospital.

According to reports, the boy was running northbound on Winchester and went in front of the train.

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3 comments

  • Zach

    I Live right by a Metra line and there’s a park across the street from the tracks and I see kids walking on the railroad tracks One time two female teenagers were walking on the tracks and I was watching them because I was waiting for the train and both of them were walking Dead center of the track heading for the on coming train,so I think schools should have operation lifesaver come to their school and talk to these kids about train safety and to stop look and listen when you’re crossing a railroad crossing.

  • Zach

    I go to worth elementary and one Day at the morning assembly The principal told all of us that she has been getting calls from residents that live right by the railroad crossing and they said they are worried about kids who are walking to school and have to cross the railroad tracks because the kids are running across the tracks so they won’t be late for school and I have actually seen this and this scares me a lot kids need to learn how to look listen and live when they’re at a railroad crossing because we already had a boy who didn’t cross at the cross walk and walk right across the busy 111th St. and got hit by a car but thankfully he is okay so if you read this comment and you are a parent in your child has to walk to school and has to cross railroad tracks if you don’t have to go to work at the time your child leaves for school walk with them until they get to the railroad crossing or if you do need to go to work just drive and supervise your child crossing The railroad tracks. Please reply.