LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx is credited with saving the life of a suspected drunk driver in California Monday.
The highway patrol says 32-year-old Brett Kyle was speeding and driving under the influence when he swerved off the road, hitting a drainage ditch, causing his truck to flip several times, resting right in front of Foxx’s Hidden Valley mansion.
Foxx ran to the scene, pulling the man to safety just before his car burst into flames.
“As I’m getting him out, I said, ‘You’ve got to help me get you out, because I don’t want to have to leave you.’ And I said, ‘You’ve got angels around you,'” Foxx said.
Brett’s family calls Foxx a guardian angel. Still, the actor insists he’s not a hero.
“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it, like, I just had to do something. And it all just worked out,” Foxx said.
Brett suffered head, chest and neck injuries in the crash.
Brett’s father Brad went to Foxx’s home to see the scene of the accident. Foxx brought him inside, showing him security video of the crash.
“I just kept watching it and going, ‘My God, My God,” Brad said. “He didn’t have to do a thing.”
Foxx says another driver, who happened to be an EMT, also stopped to help. The two men were able to cut the seatbelt and pull the suspected drunk driver from the burning wreck.
He also shared this powerful photo on social media of him hugging the victim’s father Brad: