Jamie Foxx pulls man from truck seconds before it bursts into flames

The actor met with the driver's father the day after the incident

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Jamie Foxx dramatically came to the rescue of a driver whose car burst into flames outside the actor’s mansion in California.

Brett Kyle, 30, crashed his 2007 Toyota Tacoma on Monday night. The vehicle apparently rolled over several times before bursting into flames, CBS News reports.

Foxx and a passer-by ran to the scene and helped pull the man to safety. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Foxx described how he smashed the window and used the passer-by’s scissors, managing to pull the driver out just before the truck became engulfed in flames.

“As we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up… 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,” the 48-year-old said.

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The actor, who is more used to playing brave, heroic roles on screen in films like Django Unchained, maintains that despite his real-life actions he is not a hero.

“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it as, you know, you just had to do something. And it all worked out.”

Mr Kyle’s father, Brad, thinks differently and praised Foxx, tearfully telling ABC News: “It doesn’t matter to me who it was or what they do for a living or whatever, just the idea that someone could do that is so much more than I could fathom.”

Foxx shared a picture of him and Brad embracing on Facebook hours later. “Met the father of the young man from last night today," he wrote. "This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us… No heroes.. Just happy fathers.”


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Mr Kyle was reportedly taken to hospital where he was treated for head, chest and neck injuries as well as burns. He was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police.