Machete Actor Danny Trejo, who is normally accustomed to playing villains on the big screen, showed off his hero side when he saved a special needs child who was trapped inside of an overturned car.
According to ABC 7, Trejo rescued helped rescue the child after two vehicles collided in the intersection of Hubbard Street and Jackman Avenue in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles.
As you can see in the video above, an SUV is t-boned while crossing the intersection. After being struck, the vehicle flips onto its roof. Trejo then quickly responded to the accident and helped rescue a 3-year-old special needs child in the backseat. Trejo wasn’t alone, he received help from another bystander who helped him rescue the young boy. (Related: Gal Gadot Embodies Wonder Woman With Visit to Children’s Hospital)
Trejo crawled into the wreckage, but was unable to get the boy out of his car seat since he could not reach the seat belt buckle. Fortunately, the other bystander, Monica Jackson, came in from the other side and was able to unlock it. With the seat belt unlocked Trejo was able to rescue the young boy from the vehicle.
After rescuing the child from the car, Trejo recounted how he distracted him while firefighters worked to rescue his grandmother from the vehicle. Trejo recounted, “I’m holding him like this and I just started talking about, ‘Wait a minute we got to use our superheroes.’ And so he goes, ‘Superpowers!'” (Related: Alita: Battle Angel Filmmakers Give Bionic Arms To Young Amputee)
Trejo thanked God for putting him in that spot to save the young boy, “I just feel great that the Lord put me right there in that spot to do what I did. That’s all.”
ABC 7’s Veronica Miracle would also release a clip where Trejo states, “Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else. Everything.”
Not only is @officialDannyT (Danny Trejo) one of the nicest actors, he’s also a #hero!
He was right behind a crash in Sylmar and pulled a special needs baby out of an overturned car. He distracted the boy until grandma was OK. ♥️ —> https://t.co/tS2Za4bZVZ@ABC7 pic.twitter.com/U9iLzAkHkA
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) August 8, 2019
The Los Angles Fire Department reported that three people involved in the wreck were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Right now the cause of the accident is still being investigated by authorities. Trejo told ABC 7 that he believes the accident was caused when the driver ran a red light and smashed into the vehicle with the young boy and grandmother. He noted, “And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God.”