A 17-year-old boy was in critical condition at the Nicosia general hospital on Monday after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Ayia Napa late on Sunday, police said.

The driver, an 18-year-old, was also injured and was being treated for broken ribs at a private hospital in the Famagusta area

According to police, the pair were riding near Cape Greco at around 10.30pm when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The 17-year-old was initially taken to Famagusta general hospital, where doctors diagnosed a brain injury. Due to his serious condition he was intubated and taken to Nicosia general hospital.

Doctors said his condition was critical.