Jamie Foxx pulls trapped driver from fiery California wreck

ByABC7.com staff KABC logo
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Jamie Foxx, seen left at a Samsung launch event West Hollywood on Aug. 18, 2015, rescued a trapped driver from a fiery crash in California on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

MOORPARK, CA -- Jamie Foxx rescued a man by pulling him from his burning car following a wreck in Hidden Valley, California Monday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

The CHP said the driver, identified as 23-year-old Brett Kyle, drove his 2007 Toyota Tacoma into a drainage ditch around 8:30 p.m.

The car, which was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Potrero Road east of Hidden Valley Road, struck a drainage pipe and concrete, causing it to roll over multiple times, authorities said.

The vehicle ended up on its passenger side and caught fire, trapping Kyle inside.

Two civilian witnesses who were near the scene ran to the car to try and free Kyle. The two broke the car window using some type of tool, cut the seat belt and pulled Kyle out to safety, police said.

The CHP confirmed that one of the Good Samaritans was Foxx.

Ventura County firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene, and Kyle was transported to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The crash was under investigation by the CHP. If you have any relevant information, you're urged to contact the CHP at (805) 553-0800.