Danny Trejo rescues child from overturned auto

Actor Danny Trejo helps save baby trapped in car

Actor Danny Trejo of Machete fame pulls young boy from overturned car

Actor Danny Trejo is known for playing the villain in numerous films he's appeared in but he will be known as a hero in real life after helping save a young special-needs child trapped inside an overturned vehicle.

Video shows the SUV overturned and came to rest on its roof, while both vehicles sustained significant damage. Just like a scene from one of his action movies, Trejo ran into harm's way to help.

He also revealed he works with special needs children and that largely motivated him. "I told him to flex with his muscles, and he said, 'muscles.' I just kept the 'superpowers" game going and he flexed until we got away from there. Thankfully, a fellow bystander, Monica Jackson, was able to free the belt from the other side, and they were able to save the baby.

"I couldn't get the baby out", Trejo said.

'The only thing that saved that little kid was his vehicle seat, honest to God, ' the actor told KABC-TV. Three people were taken to hospital, with emergency services saying their injuries were not life-threatening.

'We got kind of, like, a bond, I guess'.

Trejo happened to be in the area when the cars collided.

'He was panicked, and I said: "OK, we have to use our superpowers", and so he screamed: "Superpowers!" and we started yelling: "'Superpowers!"' Trejo told KABC-TV. The crash remains under investigation, Im said. The Los Angeles Fire Department was also able to remove the senior driver out of the auto. He's best known for his role as Machete, a former Mexican Federale who first appeared in the "Spy Kids" franchise before getting a series of films of his own.

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Things They Don't Want You to Know, from HarperCollins.

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