Authorities say a 64-year-old man was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Astrovan and failed to brake when the drivers in front of him began to slow down near 1st Street. He then hit a 2001 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 20-year-old man around 4:50 p.m.
The Tacoma then crashed through a fence and went down a flood canal, flipping over and landing on its roof.
The 20-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries while the driver of the Astrovan suffered minor injuries.
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