January 19, 2016 2:56 pm
Updated: January 20, 2016 7:28 am

Jamie Foxx saves driver from burning car wreck

WATCH ABOVE: Actor Jamie Foxx is being called a hero after he helped pull a man from a car that crashed - and exploded in flames in front of his Thousand Oaks home. Brittney Hopper reports.

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Actor Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) is being called a hero after he saved a driver from an overturned car that caught fire in an accident.

According to a Facebook post from the Safety For Citizens Community Group, the accident happened on Monday night around 8:30 p.m. on a road in front of Foxx’s home in Hidden Valley, located northeast of Los Angeles, Calif.

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Witnesses from Safety For Citizens said Foxx told California Highway Patrol officers he heard the accident outside his home, followed by screaming. He then ran to the scene and noticed the driver still buckled into his seat.

Foxx told officers he managed to reach the car, unbuckle the man and then drag him away from the burning wreck.

The driver was transported from the scene to a local hospital with what police declared as “major injuries.”

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