A 15-year-old boy was struck by a car after he fell off his ATV east of Dauphin, Man., RCMP said.

Police said the rider lost control of his ATV Thursday and ended up lying in the middle of a road where he was then struck by an eastbound car. He was taken to hospital and is in stable but serious condition.

Neither the 45-year-old Dauphin woman driving the car or her passenger was injured.

Police believe the 15-year-old ATV rider may have been drinking.

The RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist unit is investigating the incident.