Jamie Foxx, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy men, rushed to save a man from a burning vehicle, yanking him from the truck and helping save his life and telling media outlets after: I’m hardly a hero.
He shortly after shared a photo of the emotional meeting with the victim’s father on Instagram.
Police said Brett Kyle, 32, from California, was driving his Toyota Tacoma when he plowed into a drainage ditch, ABC News reported. His vehicle then rolled several times and ignited into flames.
“Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver,” police said, ABC News reported. “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.”
And that witness was Foxx, 48, whose Hidden Valley home was right near the accident scene, various media reported.
“Jamie didn’t hesitate,” a source told ABC News. “He jumped out and ran to the car.”
Foxx pulled the man from the car, telling reporters after the incident: “I’m not a hero, but had to do something,” People magazine reported.
Kyle, who suffered major head, chest and neck injuries, was later charged with driving under the influence, police said, People reported.
But Foxx said the fact the man was alive was due to heavenly intervention.
Foxx, who met with Kyle’s father shortly after the accident, posted a photo on Instagram of the two in embrace alongside this text: “Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us … No heroes … Just happy fathers.”