Brett Kyle was driving his 2007 Toyota Tacoma Monday night when his car struck a drainage pipe. According to ABC 7 News, the vehicle rolled over several times into a ditch before it ended up on its side. Despite smoke coming out of the vehicle, other cars drove by and did not help.
The 32-year-old was trapped inside the car until two courageous people saved him. One person was an off-duty paramedic who happened to be in the area, reports BBC News.
The other brave person was actor Jamie Foxx.
The crash occurred outside of his home in Hidden Valley, California. The Academy Award-winning actor called 911 and rushed outside to help rescue the man.
The off-duty paramedic had EMT scissors to open the car windows. Foxx climbed in, but Kyle was still hovered over the seatbelt. Foxx cut the seatbelt with the EMT scissors and pulled Kyle out to safety.
"As we pulled him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up (in flames)," Foxx told ABC in a video interview.
Kyle was rushed to the hospital, and was diagnosed with a punctured collarbone. He is expected to survive, thanks to Foxx's help.
The victim's father, Brad Kyle, thanked and hugged Foxx in person.
"It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living," Kyle told ABC. "Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom. He's got two sisters and a brother. They would have lost their brother if it wasn't for him."
Kyle, who was emotional when he met Foxx, said that he had "tears of joy."
But, according to BBC, Foxx doesn't consider himself a hero.
"I don't look at it as heroic", he told the news outlet. "I just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. And it all just worked out."