11-year-old boy who was trying to get football off tracks hit by train on South Side, police say

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured when his foot was partially severed while he tried to retrieve a football from train tracks and was hit by a train in the Chatham area Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The boy was injured near 87th Street and South Dauphin Avenue about 3:30 p.m., according…

Source: Chicago tribune