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A speeding car rammed a Greyhound bus broadside near...

CALEXICO, Calif. -- A speeding car rammed a Greyhound bus broadside near the Mexican border, overturning the bus, killing the car's driver and injuring the bus driver and nine passengers, authorities said today.

The bus driver suffered a broken arm and a 24-year-old woman on the bus suffered a broken neck, hospital officials said.

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The remaining eight passengers, including an 11-year-old boy, were treated at two border area hospitals and released.

The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 98 3 miles east of Calexico, near the Mexican border, said Imperial County Sheriff's Department dispatcher Robert McGee.

The car ran a stop sign and struck the bus on the driver's side, McGee said.

'The bus went up an embankment, turned on its side and just missed going into the All-American Canal, the main branch of the Colorado River,' McGee said.

Eight of the injured passengers were taken to El Centro Community Hospital. Seven, including the 11-year-old boy, were treated for cuts and bruises and released. A 24-year-old woman was admitted in satisfactory condition with a broken neck, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The bus driver and another passenger were taken to Calexico Hospital. The driver was admitted in stable condition with a broken arm, officials said. The condition of the passenger was not immediately available.

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The driver of the car, whose name would not be released until authorities could contact his family, was pronounced dead on arrival at Calexico Hospital.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating the accident.

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