THE cause of a single-vehicle accident that left three boys hospitalised is under investigation by police.
Emergency services were called to Rutherford Road at Molong at 5pm on Monday following reports of a serious car crash.
Police report that a 17-year-old boy and his two brothers where in a vehicle heading east on Rutherford Road when the vehicle lost control and hit a tree.
The vehicle rolled and the ejected the 17-year-old, who police believe was driving, causing him to become trapped under the car.
His two brothers managed to free themselves from the car and run for help.
MAP: The street where the car crash occurred
Assistance came from several adults at a nearby property who released the boy from the car and administered first aid.
The 17 and 11-year-olds were airlifted to The Children's Hospital at Westmead suffering cuts and abrasions; they remain in a stable condition.
The 12-year-old boy was taken to Orange Health Service suffering lower leg injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Inquiries into the crash will continue by officers from Central West Police District.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 visit https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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