Bengaluru: Five members of a family including three women and a minor, were killed in a road accident when an ambulance jumped the median and rammed into their car.

The incident took place at the early hours on Monday. The ambulance was headed from the city towards Devanahalli. The ambulance was without a patient. The driver reportedly lost control of the ambulance and hit the divider. The vehicle then collided with the car that was carrying the five members of the family on Kempegowda International Airport Expressway at Kogilu Cross near Yelahanka.

The deceased were identified as Dipankar Dey (42), his wife Swagata Choudhury (42), their son Druva Dey (14), Swagata’s mother Jayathi Choudhury (65) and Swagata’s elder sister, Sujaya Choudhury (46). They three women were from Chittaranjan while Deepankar was from Durgapur, West Bengal. All of them except Sujaya were residents of RT Nagar.

Sujaya, a software engineer lived with her husband, two children and her mother Jayathi. Dipankar worked as an analyst with a private multimedia firm and Swagata was a teacher at Jain International School. Their son, Druva was a class 9 student.

Sujaya and Jayathi were to take the Chennai flight. Dipankar and his family members had gone to the airport to drop Sujaya and Jayathi. The five of them were returning home from the airport after the flight was delayed and was rescheduled to 6:30am when the accident occurred.

The four adults died on the spot due to fatal injuries, whereas 14-year-old Dhruv was rushed to a hospital but died en route.

The ambulance driver sustained minor injuries and was admitted to Victoria Hospital.

The bodies were shifted to MS Ramaiah Hospital for post-mortem before being handed over to their family.

Yelahanka Police have registered a case and have booked the ambulance driver for death due to negligence.