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Video shows inferno after Jamie Foxx rescued driver

By Shawn Price   |   Jan. 21, 2016 at 4:43 AM

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Newly obtained video of a burning car in front of actor Jamie Foxx's home shows the man Foxx and another bystander rescued escaped certain death.

The cell phone video acquired by ABC News shows an inferno engulfing the car that crashed in front of the Oscar winner's Los Angeles home on Monday.

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Brett Kyle, 32, was saved after Foxx and other witnesses called 911. Foxx rushed down his driveway and then he and another bystander, who is a certified EMT, pulled Kyle from the burning car.

"I said, 'You got angels around you,'" Foxx said he told Kyle. "'You have angels around.' ... As the flames come into the cabin, I lean back. ... As we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up."

Police said Kyle's Toyota Tacoma rolled after he hit a "drainage ditch," and burst into flames. Witnesses said gas was leaking from the tank as the fire grew. Foxx and the bystander used a rescue tool to break the window, cut Kyle's seatbelt and pull him from the car.

Kyle was later arrested for a DUI. His family said he could be in the hospital with major head, chest and neck injuries for an extended period of time, but Kyle's father, Brad is grateful to the actor for helping to save his son.

"If he didn't help, my son would have burned up right here," Kyle's father said. "It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living or whatever. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I can fathom. ... It's all tears of joy."

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