Actor Jamie Foxx attends the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 Launch party on Aug. 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
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January 20, 2016 6:26 PM EST

Jamie Foxx said he’s “not a hero” after he rushed to pull a man from a burning truck that crashed in California on Monday.

“I’m not a hero but had to do something,” Foxx told ABC 7, saying he couldn’t just stand idly by after watching a vehicle carrying a 32-year-old driver hit a drainage ditch and flip on a road in Hidden Valley, Calif. Foxx cut the man’s seatbelt using a pair of scissors provided by another witness and freed the driver in the nick of time. “As we pulled him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up [in flames],” Foxx said.

The driver, Brett Kyle, was later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police. His father, Brad Kyle, broke down in tears after thanking Foxx for saving his son’s life.

“It’s all tears of joys,” an emotional Brad Kyle told ABC 7. “It doesn’t matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom.”

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