By Team

TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – A firefighter was hit by a truck while attempting to help the victims of a car crash.

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene of the traffic crash Wednesday, just before 3:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Two fire trucks blocked several lanes as they responded to the crash. A pickup truck collided with the right side of both firetrucks for unknown reasons, troopers said.

The truck continued traveling north and hit the firefighter. The truck then struck a fire hydrant.

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The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition.

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The drivers of the cars involved in the initial crash suffered minor injuries. Team