Two minors, aged 13 and 15, were hospitalised in serious condition on Friday following an accident with a car driven by a 15-year-old boy in the early morning hours in Limassol.

The injured boy was sitting in the back of a single-cab pick up truck with a 15-year-old boy, while the car was driven by another 15-year-old with a 17-year-old as a passenger.

They were driving on Ayios Therapontas – Alassa road at around 3.30am on Friday when, under conditions that are being investigated, the car fell 10-metres into a deep ravine.

Deputy chief of Limassol traffic police Emilios Kafas said the vehicle was stopped when it hit a large tree.

Fire fighters rushed to the scene and pulled the minors out of the vehicle.

The teenagers were transferred to the Limassol general hospital, where the two in the back were admitted. The younger boy was intubated and taken to Nicosia general where he remains in the intensive care unit. The two boys in the cabin were not seriously injured.

The minor who was driving the car tested positive after taking an alcohol test, Kafas said, adding that police are also looking into charges against the owner of the vehicle.

Police are investigating the exact causes of the accident.