Inside Jamie Foxx's Emotional Meeting with Father of the Driver He Rescued: 'I Just Had to Do Something'
"Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters," Foxx wrote on Instagram
The pair spoke to NBC4 News at Foxx’s Hidden Valley, California, home, detailing the star’s actions, one day after the car crash that injured Brett Kyle, 32, who was rushed to a hospital.
“I don’t look at it as heroic, I look at it as I just had to do something,” Foxx told NBC4 News of aiding Brad Kyle’s son, adding, “I said, ‘You got angels around you.’ ”
Brad fought back tears as he expressed his gratitude, saying, “Whether this persons famous or not, I’m so glad, I’m so happy.”
The actor also shared a photo of the encounter on Instagram.
“Met the father of the young man from last night today,” Foxx, 48, captioned the photo of him hugging Brad.
“This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us… No heroes… Just happy fathers,” he added.
Foxx’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the actor rushed to the scene after the driver lost control of the vehicle, skidded off the road and flipped the car, which then burst into flames. The incident occurred outside Foxx’s home on Monday night.
“Two witnesses that were near the collision scene ran to the burning, overturned truck in an attempt to free the driver,” police said in a statement to PEOPLE. “One of the witnesses retrieved a rescue tool from his vehicle allowing the two citizens to break the window, cut the seat belt, and extricate the driver.”
The driver was later “arrested for driving under the influence,” added the police.
Foxx is a father of two daughters: Annalise Bishop, 6, and 21-year-old Corinne Foxx, who was 2016 Miss Golden Globe.
“Just got off the phone with my dad… Absolutely wild. That man really did have angels watching him. Definitely a life or death situation,” Corinne tweeted on Tuesday.