They may do it in the movies, but it’s not everyday that a Hollywood superstar rescues someone in real life…
But after a man crashed his pickup truck near his home in California, Jamie Foxx put make-believe to practice, calling 911 and racing outside to drag the man from the wreckage.
32-year-old Brett Kyle was drunk-driving, when he sped past the Oscar-winning actor’s house and hit a drainage pipe, flipping the car several times. Foxx heard the explosion and managed, with the help of a passerby, to get Brett out of the car before it burst into flames, using a pair of scissors to cut him free.
Brett is currently being treated for head, chest and neck injuries and has also been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Speaking outside his home, alongside Brett’s father, the actor said:
“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it as, you know, you just had to do something. And it all worked out… As I’m getting him out, I said, ‘You’ve got to help me get you out because I don’t want to have to leave you.’ I said, ‘You’ve angels around you’.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 20, 2016
Brett’s father, Brad Kyle, was seen hugging Jamie Foxx at the scene of the accident, and said:
“It doesn’t matter to me who it was, what they do for a living or whatever – just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I can fathom.
He didn’t have to do anything,”
I think we all hope we can do something when the time was there, but the question is do we? Do we act or do we fear for our own lives? And he did not – he acted.”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 20, 2016
What a legend!