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Jamie Foxx Helps Rescue Driver from Burning Vehicle


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteJamie Foxx: singer, comedian, Oscar winner and now — hero? 

A rep for Foxx confirms to ABC News that Monday night, the 48-year-old actor rescued someone from a burning vehicle northeast of L.A. 

The police report states the driver of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup was traveling “at a high rate of speed” when the truck left the road and traveled through a ditch, hitting a drainage pipe and concrete casing and then rolling several times before coming to rest and catching on fire, with the driver trapped inside.

“Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver,” the police report continues. “One of the witnesses retrieved a rescue tool from his vehicle allowing the two citizens to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver.”

The driver, who’s hospitalized with “major injuries” was arrested for drunk driving.

TMZ reports the truck came to rest and caught fire right in front of Jamie’s house, at which time the actor called 911, then ran to the scene. When he saw that the car was burning, he unbuckled the driver and dragged him to safety, TMZ reports, and cops and firefighters took it from there.

Foxx’s most recent film release was 2014’s Annie.  He’ll next be seen starring in this year’s crime drama, Sleepless Night.

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