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Jamie Foxx Saves Driver From Burning Vehicle

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 01: US actor Jamie Foxx arrives at the premiere of the movie 'White House Down' during the 39th Deauville American film festival on September 1, 2013 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 01:  US actor Jamie Foxx arrives at the premiere of the movie 'White House Down' during the 39th Deauville American film festival on September 1, 2013 in Deauville, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 01: US actor Jamie Foxx arrives at the premiere of the movie ‘White House Down’ during the 39th Deauville American film festival on September 1, 2013 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

According to multiple reports, actor and singer Jamie Foxx came to the rescue of a driver stuck in a burning automobile on Monday.

The driver, 32 year-old Brett Kyle, was driving at a reported high-speed near Foxx’s home in California. Kyle’s 2007 Toyota Tacoma skidded on a wet road before flipping over multiple times, landing on its side, and catching on fire.

Mr. Foxx called 911 and, along with another witness, came to the driver’s aid, pulling him out of the engulfed truck. Kyle, who was taken to the hospital so that his injuries could be treated, was charged with driving under the influence.

Jamie Foxx began his career in show business as a stand-up comic before joining the cast of Living Color, a sketch comedy television program. He went on to star in The Jamie Foxx Show prior to adding numerous acting roles to his resume, including but not limited to Any Given Sunday (1999), Ali (2001), Collateral (2004), and more recently Django Unchained (2012).

Foxx is perhaps best known for his starring role in the 2004 biographical film Ray, in which he played music legend Ray Charles, for which he won Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Best Actor awards. He is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, having released five studio albums between 1994 and 2015.

Written by David Grossman

David Grossman

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