(Photo: Georges Baird)
He plays a hero on the screen and, now, in real life. Action star Jamie Foxx was on the scene when a man in Newbury Park, California crashed, rolling his truck several times before it came to a stop. It then caught on fire. The driver, who is named Brett Kyle, was unable to escape.
Foxx and another bystander called 911, then pulled Kyle from the burning vehicle and dragged him to safety.
After rescue workers arrived, Foxx left and went about the rest of his day. He didn't mention it on social media or to the press. The entire incident might have escaped widespread public attention if the Facebook group Safety for Citizens hadn't reported on it. NBC News quotes the police report:
"It struck a drainage pipe and concrete casing causing the vehicle to roll over multiple times," the report read. "The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side, and became engulfed in flames with Mr. Kyle trapped inside his vehicle."
That's when two men "ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver," according to the report.
"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," the report stated.
-via Huffington Post