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Jamie Foxx Speaks Out About Fiery Car Crash Rescue: 'I Don't Look at It as Heroic'

by Zach Seemayer 7:40 PM PST, January 19, 2016
Playing Jamie Foxx Speaks Out About Fiery Car Crash Rescue: 'I Don't Look at It as Heroic'

Jamie Foxx is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from a flaming car wreck Monday night, and less than 24 hours later, the 48-year-old Oscar winner spoke out about the incident for the first time, downplaying his role in the rescue.

"I don't look at it as heroic, I look at it, like, you just had to do something and it all just worked out," Foxx told reporters at a press conference outside his home, where he was joined by the father of the man he saved.

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The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Brett Kyle, ran his 2007 Toyota Tacoma off the road Monday night, after which the vehicle hit a ditch, flipped over multiple times and caught fire, eventually coming to a stop outside the front gate of Foxx's home in Hidden Valley, California.

Foxx shared details of the frightening rescue, in which he and another passerby reportedly got Kyle out of his seat belt and dragged him 30 feet away from the burning vehicle.

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"I told [Kyle] as we were talking, I said, 'Listen,' as I'm getting him out, 'You gotta help me get you out 'cause I don't want to have to leave you,'" Foxx recalled. "I said, 'You got angels around you. You have angels around you.' I kept saying this."

Foxx also opened up about the man who assisted in rescuing Kyle, who the actor only referred to by his first name, Christian.

"I said [to Christian], 'That's God doing something right now,'" Foxx shared. "We'll sit up one day and have some waters and talk about it."

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Kyle, who was arrested after the incident for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, was taken to an area hospital to be treated for major head, chest, neck and waist injuries.

For more on Foxx's harrowing rescue, check out the video below.

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