Video: Jamie Foxx Speaks Out About Saving Man From Burning Car
Just a couple of days after Jamie Foxx saved a man from a fiery wreckage, he spoke out for the first time and met with the father of the man he rescued.
"I don't look at it as [being] heroic," Foxx told NBC Los Angeles. "I just look at it like I just had to do something."
The crash occurred on Monday at 8:30 p.m. when 32-year-old Brett Kyle was speeding westbound on Potrero Road in Hidden Valley in his 2007 Toyota Tacoma. He ran off the road and struck a drainage ditch, causing the truck to roll over multiple times and eventually burst into flames right in front of Foxx's home.
"I heard the crash. I heard someone yelling," Foxx said.
Foxx called 9-1-1 and ran down to help Kyle, who was still in the truck, which was on its side. The door was locked and the window was up. Luckily, another Good Samaritan who was helping had EMT scissors, and hit the window and cleared the glass. Kyle was still wearing his seatbelt and was slumped over.
"I grabbed the scissors from him, cut the seatbelt," Foxx told ABC 7. "As we pulled him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up (in flames).
Kyle was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a broken collar and punctured lung. He was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Foxx met up with Brett Kyle's father, Brad Kyle. "It doesn't matter to me who they are or what they do for a living, whatever," Brad Kyle told ABC 7 in a tearful interview. "It's just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom."
Brad Kyle added that had Foxx and the other man not saved his son, Brett Kyle's two sisters and brother would have lost a brother.
Foxx posted a photo of them hugging on Instagram with the caption: "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."
You can see Foxx's interview with NBC Los Angeles, starting at the 0:38-minute mark here: