Danny Trejo Rescues Special Needs Child from Overturned Vehicle

On screen, Danny Trejo has taken on corrupt politicians and drug lords in Machete, dabbled in vampirism in From Dusk Till Dawn, and successfully captured the Firefly family in The Devil’s Rejects. His charismatic attitude and his ability to accomplish anything on screen has been a trademark of his 385 acting credits since 1983. Trejo showed the world yesterday that he’s just as big of a legend in real life when he saved a special needs child from an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News reports that Trejo was driving in Sylmar when he witnessed an accident that overturned a car. Trapped inside was a child with special needs. The screen legend, along with another bystander, jumped into action:

“Trejo crawled into the overturned wreckage from one side, he recalled, but he couldn’t unbuckle the child’s car seat from that angle. The other bystander, a young woman, crawled in from the other side of the overturned vehicle and was able to undo the buckle. Trejo was then able to get the baby out of the car seat and pulled safely from the wreckage…

Trejo says while the firefighters were working to free the woman, he was trying to distract the boy from the scene. 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.'”

What a guy! Trejo finished his interview with ABC 7 by reinforcing the importance of seat belts and explaining why helping others means so much to him:

“And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God.”

Danny Trejo will reprise his role as Rondo in Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, which hits cinemas via Fathom Events on September 16th, 2019. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of this on screen and real life hero as soon as it breaks!


John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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