TAMPA, Fla. - A Hillsborough County Fire Rescue firefighter remained in serious condition Wednesday after falling out of a fire truck Tuesday afternoon.

Steven Dowd, 46, was the right front passenger of an engine leaving Station 28 on Sun City Center Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. when he fell out the truck and onto the roadway, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Dowd was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"As far as we know there was no criminal activity involved in this," Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesperson Eric Seidel said Tuesday. "This was strictly an accident."

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