The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responds to a crash involving a boat and jet ski on Nippersink Lake Saturday afternoon. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2022)

A man suffered minor injuries and was cited after police say he caused a crash involving a jet ski and a boat on Nippersink Lake near Fox Lake.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday on Nippersink Lake near the Route 12 bridge near the Village of Fox Lake.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a Sunsation 288 was traveling southbound on the lake.

The boat, which was operated by a 58-year-old Itasca man, struck a Sea-Doo PWC.

The jet ski had also been traveling in the southbound direction when it turned into the path of the boat.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responds to a crash involving a boat and jet ski on Nippersink Lake Saturday afternoon. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2022)

Numerous witnesses and evidence at the scene confirmed the version of events, Covelli said.

The Sea-Doo was operated by Alejandro Valladares, 35, of the 0-100 block of Lippincott Road in Fox Lake.

Valladares sustained minor injuries and was transported by a Fox Lake Fire Protection District ambulance to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

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The driver of the boat was not injured.

Valladares was cited for careless operation and issued a notice to appear in court.

A court hearing is scheduled for September 19 in Round Lake Beach.