Boat carrying 11 crashes on South Side

August 22, 2011 10:02:27 AM PDT
Six adults and 5 children were recovering Monday after their boat hit a Lake Michigan break wall on Chicago's South Side.

The accident happened late Sunday near East 85th Street and South Green Bay Ave.

Eight people aboard were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening. Three people refused treatment.

According to a Coast Guard official, lack of experience by the boat operator and night conditions might have played a role in the accident.