Danny Trejo Pulls Special Needs Kid from Flipped Car

Danny Trejo Pulls Special Needs Kid from Flipped Car

The two-car crash occurred at an intersection in the Sylmar neighborhood.

The actor said that he has worked with special needs children before so he knew how to keep the little boy calm. Trejo says the grandmother and the boy were trapped under the wreck, so he and another bystander, a woman, did their best to get them out safely. That's when the 75-year-old and another young woman rushed to help, successfully removing the child from his auto seat and carrying him to safety. "I crawled through the window, but she got in and undid the seatbelt".

Assessing the damage to the flipped vehicle, Trejo said there's a good chance the child's auto seat saved his life.

Although three people involved in the accident were brought to the hospital, none sustained any life-threatening injury.

While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Trejo said that it appeared that one of the drivers may have run a red light.

'Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else - everything, ' he said.

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"He was panicked. I said OK we have to use our superpowers".

Trejo said that while the firefighters were working to free the woman, he was trying to distract the boy from the scene.

"I just feel great that the Lord put me right there in that spot to do what I did that's all", Trejo told CBS Los Angeles.

To offer advice for parents and motorists alike, Trejo said, "Pay attention". He's also a successful businessman, owning Los Angeles-area eateries like Trejo's Tacos and Trejo's Coffee & Donuts.

Trejo is a prolific movie and television actor and restaurateur known for such films as "Machete" and "Grindhouse".