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Firefighter Falls Out Of Fire Truck, Injured On Way To Call

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A Tampa area firefighter is recovering from serious injuries after falling out of a fire truck on the way to a call.

Hillsborough Sheriff's officials say 46-year-old Steven Dowd was riding in the passenger seat of the truck as it left the station Tuesday.

Dowd fell into the road when the truck made a turn. He was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

County officials are reviewing the accident. Down is a 13-year veteran with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.