• Firefighter falls out of fire truck, injured on way to call

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 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.

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