Jamie Foxx Pulls Man From Burning Car
Jamie Foxx was a real-life superhero on Monday when he pulled a man from a burning car, Gossip Cop confirms with his rep.
The scary, and potentially deadly, incident occurred just outside Foxx’s home in Hidden Valley, north of Los Angeles. The unidentified driver apparently skidded off the road and landed upside down after hitting a ditch. The car ended up right outside Foxx’s gate.
The actor immediately called 911, and then ran outside to help the driver. The vehicle was on fire, and the driver still buckled in behind the wheel. Foxx, however, managed to get him out of the car and pulled him to safety.
Emergency personnel, including police and fire crews, arrived shortly afterward. The driver was then rushed to the hospital with significant burns. Photos taken at the scene show firefighters hosing down the burned-out, overturned car right by Foxx’s property fence.
The typically private Foxx has not mentioned his heroics on social media. The actor’s life-saving actions come just over a week after he attended the Golden Globes with daughter Corinne, who served as this year’s Miss Golden Globe. It seems, though, Foxx had more drama in his real life than most of the movies up for awards.
UPDATE: In a statement, police confirm “two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver,” who had lost control of a Toyota Tacoma and a hit a drainage ditch before rolling multiple times and bursting into flames. The 32-year-old driver, who was taken to the hospital for treatment as reported above, was ultimately arrested for DUI.