1:38 AM EST 1/22/2016
Jamie Foxx was comfortably making use of his free time at home when he suddenly heard a crashing sound outside on Monday, January 18. Without any hesitation, the award-winning actor saved the victim, while whispering to him that he is "surrounded by angels." This heroic deed by Foxx has been viral since.
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Brett Kyle, 32 was driving his Toyota Tacoma at a relatively high speed in the Moorpark area in Ventura County, California. Marco Marin, a California Highway Patrol Officer said that when the truck swiveled and left the road, it landed into a drainage waterway and took a few rolls before coming to a total hault. The truck ended landing on the passenger side and caught fire within seconds with the driver still inside as reported by the CNN.
Upon quickly calculating the situation, Foxx immediately came to the driver's rescue. Just like in movies, he rushed to the burning vehicle to try and save the man on board. According to ET Online, the actor carried with him a pair of scissors that he used for cutting the seatbelt, which was trapping the driver.
The seat belt had wrapped around the victim's neck that the actor managed to cut off perfectly in time to get the driver out of the truck. After pulling out the driver, the fire started entering the insides exactly where the victim was trapped. The truck blew off in explosion about 5 seconds after they got out.
Moments later, an ambulance and the Ventura County Fire officials arrived at the location to help. Kyle was immediately brought to the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center and reported to incur major injuries in his head, neck, chest and waist. Brett Kyle was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The actor shared the instinct that he had on that urgent moment, he knew he had to do something. Knowing that there's someone in danger and is in need of help motivated him to do what he needs to do. Foxx was extremely elated about it.
Brad Kyle, Brett's father, felt extremely grateful to Foxx, for doing so much and saving his son's life. He also added that aside from being an actor, Foxx was a great man to risk his own life just to save his son who was a complete stranger. According to Foxx in the Instagram post he shared upon meeting Brad, "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."
The actor has been humble and silent about the incident. He did not make a big deal out of his act or rather held pride for it. After such heroic gestures, Foxx has certainly earned more respect from people around him.
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