Internationally: Jamie Foxx saves man from burning car outside his California home

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 20:00

Actor Jamie Foxx has been praised for saving a man who was trapped in a burning truck.

Brett Kyle's pick-up went off the road and rolled over into a ditch close to Foxx's California home.

Foxx said the truck became engulfed in flames "within five seconds" after he got the driver out.

"I don't look at it as heroic", he told reporters, "I just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. And it all just worked out.''

The Oscar-winning actor said he heard the crash from his house and called 911 before running to the scene.

An off-duty paramedic who was driving by also stopped to help. They used his emergency room scissors to break the window and cut the man's seatbelt and pull him out.

"I told him as we were talking, 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'", Foxx said.

"And I said 'You've got angels around you.'''

Several international news channels have been reporting the story. 

Below is a report that CBS Miami posted on Youtube.


VIDEO: CBS Miami/Youtube