Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helped rescue a man whose pickup truck crashed and caught fire in front of Foxx’s home.
Brett Kyle, 32, was driving his Toyota Tacoma “at a high rate of speed” in Moorpark, a town in Ventura County, California, when the truck left the road, traveled into a drainage ditch and rolled over multiple times, according to a statement from California Highway Patrol Officer Marco Marin.
The truck landed on its passenger side and caught fire with Kyle still inside.
“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 and an off-duty EMT cut Kyle out of his seat belt and dragged him out of the pickup.
The pickup truck’s driver had numerous injuries, officials said.
“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.”
This is a great story. It’s terrible for what happened to Mr. Kyle, but it’s great that such a high-caliber actor didn’t think himself too big and important to help someone in need. Foxx could have easily called 911 and waited inside his house and no one would have known the difference. Jamie reacted like a good human being should.
Below is Foxx embracing the father of the man who helped save.