Jamie Foxx is an actor and singer, but now he can add “hero” to his resume…
According to TMZ, last night (Monday, Jan 18), around 8:40 p.m., the entertainer helped saved a man, Brett Kyle, 32, from his burning car, which skidded on an icy wet patch while going at a high speed and crashed in front of his house.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports two witnesses, including Foxx, ran over to the accident, and Foxx called 911.
Witnesses say Foxx told police he heard the accident in front of his house in Hidden Valley, California, ran out and saw the passenger still buckled in the burning car. Police reports one of the witnesses (not clear if it’s Foxx) used a tool to break the window, cut the victim’s seatbelt, and drag him out about 30 feet away from the burning car to avoid being in danger if the car exploded.
The victim is alive and reported to have suffered major burns and trauma to this head, chest, neck and waist. According to CNN, he was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Foxx hasn’t publicly addressed his heroic efforts nor the incident, but Foxx's publicist, Allison Garman, confirmed his involvement with the incident.