Actor Danny Trejo helps rescue baby trapped in an overturned car in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Fire Department says three people were taken to a hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries.
LOS ANGELES: Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a baby trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection.
Authorities say two cars crashed Wednesday in the Sylmar neighborhood. A video aired by KABC-TV shows Trejo at the crash scene. Trejo says he crawled into the wrecked vehicle from one side but couldn’t unbuckle the child’s car seat from that angle. He says another bystander, a young woman, was able to undo the buckle. Together they pulled the baby safely from the wreckage.
Along with the child and the mother, the boy's grandmother was also in the car. She was trapped behind the driver's wheel. In an interview to ABC7 the actor said the firefighters had to use equipment to save her and while that was happening he was trying his best to keep the boy, a special needs child, distracted. He said he works with special-needs children so he knew how to keep the little boy calm. "He was panicked. I said OK we have to use our superpowers. So he screamed 'superpowers' and we started yelling 'superpowers." I said do this, with the muscles. He said 'muscles.'" "We got kind of a bond. I kept facing him away from the accident."
The actor also posted the incident on his Instagram page.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says three people were taken to a hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries. The 75-year-old Trejo, an L.A. native, is best known for playing the character Machete from the “Spy Kids” series.