Jamie Foxx helps rescue man from burning truck

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 10:02:19-05

Songwriter and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is now a real-life hero after he saved a man from a burning pickup truck Monday night.

According to authorities, 32-year-old Brett Kyle was driving at a high rate of speed around 8:30 p.m. Monday when he flipped his 2007 Tacoma.

The car struck a drainage pipe outside the gates of Foxx's home and rolled several times before catching fire.

Two men then ran to the burning vehicle in an attempt to free the driver.

They used a rescue tool to break a window, cut Kyle's seat belt, and pull him out of the car.

Foxx told police that he and the other unidentified hero reacted after they heard the accident and a person screaming from the overturned vehicle.

"The way that I found out about it was at about 8:30 p.m., I heard the crash, and I heard someone yelling. So, I get in my car, come down and call 911. When I get here, the truck is over on its side and it's in flames,” said Foxx.  "We pulled him out and within five seconds later the truck goes up."

“I don't look at it as heroic. I just look at like you just had to do something. It all just worked out. Without going too far into it, it all just worked out," said Foxx.

Kyle was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.