Florida firefighter falls out of fire truck, injured on way to call

Posted: 8:38 AM, Jul 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 12:38:19Z

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.