The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globe Party, Presented With DeLeon Tequila, Laura Mercier, Lindt Chocolate, Marie ClairJamie Foxx is no stranger to starring in action flicks on the big screen, but the Oscar-winning actor proved he was capable of some real life heroics this week when he rescued a man from a burning car near his California home.

According to TMZ, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Monday when Foxx heard a car crash into the ditch outside his home. California Highway Patrol officials say that the driver was traveling "at 'a high rate of speed' when his car drove into a drainage ditch in the road, collided with a drainage pipe and concrete, rolled over multiple times and landed on the passenger side engulfed in flames."

TMZ reports that Foxx called 911 and raced outside to assist the driver. The actor told authorities that he and another bystander, fearing the car would explode, worked to free the driver. According to Highway Patrol, Foxx "grabbed a rescue tool from his vehicle, which allowed the witnesses to break the window, cut the seatbelt and get [the driver] out alive."

Fire and medical emergency personnel arrived on scene shortly after the driver, 32-year-old Brett Kyle, was freed, and took him to the hospital with serious injuries (TMZ reports that Kyle suffered from serious burns, though no update on his condition was released). Kyle was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

[via: TMZ, E! News]

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