Hidden Valley, California – Jamie Foxx saved a driver from a burning car after a crash outside his home in Hidden Valley, California, on Monday night. The 48-year-old Hollywood star didn’t mind to risk his life by rushing to the scene after the driver lost control of the car, skidded off the road and flipped the vehicle, which burst into flames.
Foxx called 911 and helped another witness pull the man out of the burning car. The victim was identified as Brett Kyle, 32, and was taken to the hospital with several injuries.
“Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver,” police said in a statement to People magazine. “One of the witnesses retrieved a rescue tool from his vehicle allowing the two citizens to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver.”
California Highway Patrol said Kyle was driving “at a high rate of speed.” Afterwards, the driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the police. No other cars were involved in the crash.
The accident, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. was reported by the Ventura County Fire Department and a blogger who follows the department. The blogger posted pictures on his Facebook page. Foxx’s publicist Allison Garman later confirmed the story but Jamie himself has not given any comments on the incident.
The real-life superhero presented an award last week at the Golden Globes ceremony and was very pleased to accompany his daughter Corinne Bishop, this year’s Miss Golden Globe. The Oscar-winner recently finished his work on Sleepless Night and will begin production on Robbin Hood: Origins in a couple of weeks.