Jamie Foxx rescues man from burning vehicle — video

2016-01-20 Jamie Foxx saves the day

2016-01-20 Jamie Foxx saves the day
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Actor-singer Jamie Foxx is being hailed as a hero after he and another good Samaritan helped pull a man from a burning van on Monday.

The vehicle had rolled into a drainage ditch outside his house in Moorpark, California.

“We pull him out and as we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up,” the actor said, describing the incident to reporters the next day.

However, he declined to call their actions “heroic”.

Officials said the driver, 32-year-old Brett Kyle, was drunk and speeding when he flew off the road, striking a drainage and concrete pipe.

The van reportedly flipped over multiple times before going up in flames.

That’s when Foxx and another witness ran to help Kyle, breaking a window and cutting the seat belt to pull him from the fire.

Kyle’s father, who was visibly emotional as he spoke to reporters alongside Foxx, said he was “so happy” with how the situation was handled.

“I mean we all want to be willing to jump in when it needs to be done, but how many of us really would?” he said.

Kyle’s son was taken to the hospital for treatment of his third degree burns as well as a broken collar bone.

* Reuters