Jamie Foxx has played heroes onscreen, but according to reports, the actor was a hero in real life on Monday night.
TMZ first reported the news, which says that Jamie Foxx pulled a man from a burning car on Monday night.
“A single vehicle appears to have skidded on wet roads, hit a ditch and flipped upside down. It ended up in front of Jamie’s gate in normally sleepy Hidden Valley,” says the publication.
Foxx reportedly dragged the man some 30 feet to safety.
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Foxx’s reps confirmed the reports to ABC News, saying,
“Jamie didn’t hesitate. He jumped out and ran to the car.”
According to the police,
“Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver. One of the witnesses retrieved a rescue tool from his vehicle allowing the two citizens to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver,” police said in the release, noting that the driver was eventually “arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.”
The man was taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries.
Foxx recently attended the Golden Globes, where his daughter Corinne served as Miss Golden Globe.
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