In a true act of heroism, Jamie Foxx became an action star in real life on Monday night when he bravely rescued a man from a burning car outside his home in Hidden Valley, California.
The incident occurred when a truck skidded off the road, rolled into a ditch, and burst into flames, leaving the driver trapped inside. Foxx wasted no time and rushed to the scene after immediately dialing 911 for help.
According to a member of Foxx's publicity team, "Jamie didn't hesitate. He jumped out and ran to the car." Reports from witnesses further confirm Foxx's quick response, stating that he not only heard the accident but also the screams of the person trapped inside the overturned vehicle. Two individuals near the collision scene also rushed to aid, as described in a police report that does not mention Foxx by name: "Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver. One of the witnesses retrieved a rescue tool from his vehicle allowing the two citizens to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver." While Foxx called 911 before approaching the vehicle, another witness shared with TMZ that the actor, fearing a potential explosion, heroically dragged the driver approximately 30 feet away from the burning wreckage.
The driver, identified as 32-year-old Brett Kyle from Newbury Park, suffered significant head, chest, and neck injuries. He was swiftly transported to Los Robles Hospital Medical Center for treatment and later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Brett's brother, Joe Kyle, expressed gratitude for Foxx's intervention, noting that his brother's injuries, including a broken collarbone that punctured his lung, could have been far worse had it not been for Jamie Foxx's timely arrival. While Foxx's publicist has confirmed the actor's heroic actions, Foxx himself has yet to make a statement regarding the incident. Nonetheless, it's clear that Foxx's previous cardio workouts paid off, ensuring he had the strength and agility necessary to carry out this extraordinary rescue.
Jamie Foxx's remarkable act of bravery reminds us that true heroes exist both on and off the screen. In a moment of crisis, Foxx demonstrated selflessness, courage, and a willingness to risk his own safety to help a fellow human being. As we await Foxx's own account of the incident, we can't help but be inspired by his incredible act of heroism.