'You have angels around you.' Actor Jamie Foxx pulls man from burning car - and doesn't consider it 'heroic'
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By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
1/20/2016 (3 years ago)
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Jamie Foxx, who pulled a drunken driver from his car seconds before it exploded into flames, says he does not think what he did was "heroic." Both way, the man survived and his father gave tearful thanks to the 48-year-old Foxx.
The Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx told reporters that he just did what he had to do. "I don't think of it as heroic," he said.
span id="vidId">LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Oscar-winning Foxx told reporters that he just did what he had to do. "I don't think of it as heroic," he said.
Using EMT scissors to break the truck's window, Foxx said, "I climbed in and I try to hit his seatbelt but he's huddled over it so I grab the scissors and cut the seatbelt.
"We cut if off from his neck and then, as the flames do come into the cabin, I lean back," he added.
"I think what (the seatbelt) did, it hit his legs which made him extend and when he extends, he extends out of the cabin. We pull him out and as we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up."
As he pulled 32-year-old Brett Kyle of Newbury Park from the wreckage, he told him, "You have angels around you."
Kyle was transported to the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in nearby Thousand Oaks. Suffering a broken collarbone and a punctured lung, Kyle has been charged with driving under the influence.
Kyle expressed his gratitude towards Foxx, who he says he did not recognize. "They cut me out of the seatbelt," Kyle said. "I didn't know who it was.
"Just the fact that one human being is willing to help another one means a lot to me," he added.
Brett's father Brad Kyle later visited with Foxx at his estate to thank him for saving his son's life.
"It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom," Brad said, noting that his son has three other siblings, "They would have lost their brother if it wasn't for him."
Foxx's proud 21-year-old daughter Corinne tweeted her pride at what her dad did. "Just got off the phone with my dad ... Absolutely wild," she wrote.
"That man really did have angels watching him. Definitely a life or death situation."
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