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On Monday night, Jamie Foxx became a real life hero when he saved a man from the burning wreckage of a truck engulfed in flames.

After hearing the noise of a crash close to the actor's home in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles, Jamie Foxx rang 911 before running to the scene. Upon arrival, the Oscar-winning actor was met with a truck that had rolled several times off the road and had just caught fire.

Selflessly, Foxx jumped into action, ultimately saving a life.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Joel Council/Safety For Citizens)
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Joel Council/Safety For Citizens)

With the help of another unidentified man, Foxx pulled the victim from the burning wreck by smashing the window and cutting the seat belt with a pair of EMT scissors.

Speaking to ABC7, Jamie reported that once they pulled the man from the wreckage, in a mere five seconds the truck was engulfed in flames.

"I grabbed the scissors from him, cut the seatbelt."
"As we pulled him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up (in flames)."

The driver was identified as 32-year-old Brett Kyle, and unfortunately the accident was allegedly caused by drunk driving.

Brett's father, Brad Kyle, met with the actor on Tuesday to thank him for saving the life of his son. Foxx took the gentleman into his home to show him CCTV footage of the incident. Incredibly, Brad reported to ABC7 news that the "surveillance video from Foxx's property showed other vehicles driving by and not stopping to help."

The actor stayed humble, denying that it was a heroic move and instead comforted the victim's father. It even appears that the actor extended an invitation to both Brad and his son Brett Kyle, when he recovers, to visit Foxx's home.

The crash resulted in multiple injuries for Brett Kyle, including broken bones and a punctured lung. However, as his father, Brad, recognized and told ABC News, "he would be in a much worse situation if Jamie Foxx didn't come along."

Photos from the scene show just how fatal this collision could have been, with Safety For Citizens posting a number of images to their Facebook above.

Brett Kyle was arrested for driving under the influence, but in hindsight, things could of been much, much worse.


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