Jamie Foxx rescues man from burning truck

January 20, 2016
Jamie Foxx hugs the father of of the 32-year-old man he pulled from a truck that crashed in front of his home.
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Jamie Foxx has received an Academy Award for being a hero on the big screen but he is also a hero in real life.

 

Foxx got his opportunity to be a real-life hero on Monday when a pick-up truck overturned in front of his California home.

 

Brett Kyle, 32, was driving his Toyota Tacoma "at a high rate of speed" when the truck left the road, traveled into a drainage ditch and rolled over multiple times.

 

Foxx said he summoned the police to the scene as soon as he heard the noise.

 

An off-duty paramedic who was driving by also stopped to help Foxx who told US media that he used an emergency room scissors to break the window and cut the man's seatbelt and pull him out.

 

"As I'm getting him out, I said, 'You've got to help me get you out because I don't want to have to leave you,' "  Foxx told CNN affiliate KCAL.

 

"I said, 'You've angels around you.'"

 

Foxx also said the truck caught fire just seconds after he pulled out the man from the wreck.

 

"I don't look at it as heroic. I just look at it as ... you just had to do something," Foxx told KCAL. "It all worked out."

 

Kyle who was taken to a local hospital reportedly sustained major head, chest, neck and waist trauma.

 

CNN reports that he was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

 

Meanwhile Foxx is trending on Twitter for his heroic act.

 

 

 

 

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