You would think actor Jamie Foxx was on the set of a movie this past Monday night as he heroically pulled a man from his flaming pickup truck, saving his life. This was no movie… rather it was just luck that the accident occurred outside of Foxx’s California mansion.
“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it as, you know, you just had to do something. And it all worked out.” Foxx told CBS Los Angeles.
Around 8:30 Monday night, Brett Kyle was driving along Potrero Road when he skidded on the wet pavement, swerved into the ditch and flipped his 2007 Toyota Tacoma multiple times finally landing upside down. Foxx, who was home at the time, heard the crash. The Oscar winning actor, comedian, singer went into Superman mode and ran to the rescue. Foxx along with another good samaritan broke the pickup’s window and cut Kyle free from his seatbelt. They safely pulled Kyle from his truck before it exploded into flames.
“As I’m getting him out, [Foxx speaking to CBS Los Angeles] I said, ‘You’ve got to help me get you out because I don’t want to have to leave you.’ I said, ‘You’ve angels around you’.”
Brad Kyle, father of Brett, showed up to the the accident scene shortly after, very emotional and thankful. After giving Foxx a huge hug of appreciation, Mr. Kyle shared, “It doesn’t matter to me who it was, what they do for a living or whatever – just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I can fathom.”
“He didn’t have to do anything,” Mr Kyle concluded.
Brett Kyle was immediately rushed to the hospital. He was treated for head, neck, and chest injuries. Unfortunately for 32 year-old Brett, the police believed he was driving under the influence that night and was charged with DUI.
Driving under the influence cases which involve an accident, generally speaking, are more challenging to negotiate favorably. The reason for this is because it is easier to persuade a jury the driver was affected by the alcohol he/she consumed by pointing to the accident. In this particular case we don’t know if there was a breath test submitted by Brett Kyle or if there was a blood draw. My guess, Brett probably submitted to a blood draw when taken to the hospital.