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Bicyclist identified in fatal accident with fire truck

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a bicyclist is dead after getting hit by a North Charleston fire truck late Thursday night.

The coroner's office identified the victim as 39-year-old Jihad Abdur-Rahim.  According to the coroner the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Troopers says the bicyclist was riding on Cross County Road when a North Charleston Fire Department crew was responding to a call and hit the cyclist.

Related: Bicyclists hit while riding in the Lowcountry

The accident happened just after 11 p.m. Officials say the fire truck's lights and sirens were on when the crash happened.

The SCHP says the victim died at MUSC. The name of the victim has not yet been released. The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Friday afternoon the North Charleston Fire Department released the following statement:

A North Charleston Fire Department engine was involved in a traffic accident late Thursday that fatally injured a bicyclist on Cross Country Road.  Firefighters were responding with lights and sirens to a motor vehicle accident when the incident occurred but stopped and immediately rendered medical care.

North Charleston Fire Chief Greg Bulanow said, "We are deeply saddened by this incident and on behalf of the crew and the entire North Charleston Fire Department we want to express our sincere condolences to the family of this person.  Our hearts go out to them and we are deeply concerned for everyone involved."

The driver of the engine is being placed on administrative leave during the investigation.  The incident is being investigated but the South carolina Highway Patrol and no other information is available at this time.

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