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Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helps rescue driver from vehicle

/ 11:45 AM January 20, 2016
Jamie Foxx

In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Jamie Foxx presents the Hollywood actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life. Foxx and the victim’s father say Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, that Foxx and one other hero pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it became engulfed in flames near Foxx’s Southern California home. AP FILE PHOTO

THOUSAND OAKS, California — Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life.

Foxx and the victim’s father say 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.

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Authorities couldn’t confirm Foxx’s involvement, but they say the pickup went off the road and into a ditch, rolling over multiple times and becoming engulfed in flames with the male driver trapped inside.

Foxx says 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.

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