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.”
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
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!