THOUSAND OAKS, Jan 20, 2016:
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and anti-heroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life.
Foxx and the victim’s father said on Tuesday that Foxx and one other person pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it became engulfed in flames near Foxx’s Southern California home.
Authorities couldn’t confirm Foxx’s involvement, but they say the pick-up went off the road and into a ditch, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with the male driver trapped inside.
Foxx said he ran to the scene. He said another man, an off-duty paramedic, had large scissors that the two used to break the truck’s window, cut the man’s seatbelt and pull him out.
The man has broken bones and a punctured lung, but he is expected to survive.