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Jamie Foxx Pulls Driver From Burning, Overturned Car

by Jackie Willis 9:38 AM PST, January 19, 2016
Playing Jamie Foxx Pulls Driver From Burning, Overturned Car

Jamie Foxx was a real-life hero to one Los Angeles driver.

ET has confirmed with the California Highway Patrol that on Monday night, a white 2007 Toyota Tacoma skidded off the road and, after hitting a ditch and flipping over multiple times, became engulfed in flames. The vehicle landed in front of the gate the 48-year-old's actor's home in Hidden Valley, northeast of Los Angeles.

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Eyewitness Joel Council, from Safety for Citizens, tells ET that Foxx unbuckled the man from the driver's seat and dragged him 30 feet away from the flames. Council says the Oscar winner explained to the CHP that he had heard the accident occur and a person screaming.

Photo: Safety for Citizens

According to the accident report obtained by ET, two witnesses of the collision ran to the overturned truck and one person retrieved a tool from his vehicle that helped break the car’s window in order to rescue the man. Foxx's rep confirmed to ET that he was at the scene of the accident.

Photo: Safety for Citizens
Photo: Safety for Citizens
Photo: Safety for Citizens

The driver, 32-year-old Brett Kyle, was taken to the hospital to be treated for major head, chest, neck and waist injuries. He was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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