A 21-year-old man was grievously injured on Thursday after the driver of the car he was in lost control and crashed into a tree.

The police said the accident happened in Triq Wied il-Għajn, Żabbar at 9.30pm.

A 46-year-old man lost control of his BMW318 and crashed into a tree. His two passengers, 21 and 25 year of men from Marsascala, were taken to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance.

The older man was later certified as not injured.

The police are investigating.