Boy, 11, struck by Metra train expected to walk again after losing leg

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A boy from Calumet Park is expected to walk again, after a Metra train severed half of his left leg.

11-year-old Alex Zepeda ducked under the railroad crossing gates while chasing a school bus, and didn’t see the train bearing down on him.

His leg had to be amputated below the knee, but he’ll be fitted for a prosthetic leg soon.

Alex’s father says he just grateful that God let his son live, and that he’ll be able to walk again.

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