A McHenry boy was cited for careless operation after crashing his family's boat into a pier on the Fox River Wednesday evening, according to sheriff's office officials.
The single-boat crash occurred near the east shoreline in the area of 300 River Road in Fox River Grove at 6:10 p.m., according to a McHenry County Sheriff's Department press release.
The juvenile was driving a white/red 2008 Bayliner north on the Fox River when the accident occurred. He then left the scene of the crash and was stopped by deputies who were responding to the accident.
Deputies noticed the boy was bleeding from the forehead. He was interviewed but had no memory of the crash, was cooperative and did not appear that he was fleeing the scene of the accident, according to the news release.
The boy was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of injuries. The boat sustained damage in excess of $2,000 and was towed from the scene.
There were no signs of foul play or that alcohol or drugs were involved.