Jamie Foxx is a real-life war hero.
The -Alisters rep is proving to FOX4 11 the actor raced to the rescue after a fiery vehicle gate-crash has just taken place outside his Southern California home on Monday night.
The California Highway Patrol told the Associated Press a pickup truck went off the road in unincorporated Ventura County then went into a trench, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with a male operator captured inside.
Foxx told reporters Tuesday that he listened the clang from his home, called 911, and ran to the scene. He said another man, an off-duty paramedic who was driving by, had large EMT scissors that the two used to break the truck’s window, cut the man’s seatbelt and draw him out.
Foxx read “within five seconds” the truck led up in flames.
Foxx said he told the man, “You’ve got to help me get you out, because I don’t want to have to leave you. You’ve got angels around you.”
The crash victim has been identified as 32 -year-old Brett Kyle, who suffered busted bones and a punctured lung but is expected to survive. Foxx met and talked with Kyle’s father, Brad, before addressing the media.
Met the father-god of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a soul, a son, a brother’s life was spared last-place darknes. God had his arms wrap around all of us…No heroes…Just joyous papas .
A photo posted by Jamie Foxx (@ iamjamiefoxx) on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm PST
“I don’t look at it as gallant, ” Foxx added. “I exactly look at it like, you know, you simply had to do something. And it all simply worked out.”
Brad Kyle said he had been shown surveillance video of the clang panorama, and he saw several autoes guiding by without helping.
“I merely continued watching it and exiting` My god, my divinity, he didn’t “re going to have to” do a occasion, ‘ ” Kyle read, breaking into tears as he spoke. “I think we all hope that we can do something when it was is there. But the issues to is, do we behave or do we fear for our own life? He did not.”
Foxx’s role in the rescue was first reported by the website TMZ. The identify of the paramedic who stopped and facilitated was not immediately available.
Foxx, who won an Academy Award for playing singer Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic “Ray, ” played the villain Electro in 2014 ‘s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and the titular renegade slave in 2012 ‘s “Django Unchained.”
The Associated Press lent it this report .