Jamie Foxx is a real live hero. On Tuesday, the 48-year-old Oscar winning actor met the father of the son he helped save from a burning vehicle. See below.
The pickup went off the road, then went into a ditch, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with a male driver (named Brett Kyle) trapped inside, according to the Associated Press.
Foxx said he heard the crash from his house, called 911, and ran to the scene. He said another man, who was 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 pull him out.
Foxx said “within five seconds” the truck went 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.
Foxx told reporters,
I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. And it all just worked out.
Brett’s father, Brad Kyle stated,
I just kept watching it and going ‘My god, my god, he didn’t have to do a thing’. I think we all hope that we can do something when the time is there. But the question is, do we act or do we fear for our own life? He did not.”
Brett Kyle has broken bones and a punctured lung, but he is expected to survive.