Du Quoin Boy Struck By Train

Du Quoin, Ill. – A child is recovering after being struck by a train in Du Quoin.

Police say 12-year-old Austin Booker of Du Quoin was struck by the northbound train around 4:38 p.m. Thursday at the Main Street Railroad Crossing.

News 3 reports Booker was waiting on a southbound train to clear the tracks. When it did, Booker crossed without seeing the northbound train.

Booker suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. He was reportedly conscious and speaking clearly immediately after the accident.