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Actor Danny Trejo Helps Save Child Trapped In Car In LA

Trejo helped pull a special needs boy out of an overturned car after a crash.

August 07, 2019 - 11:40 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP/WWJ) — Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a young boy with special needs trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection.

Authorities say two cars crashed Wednesday in the Sylmar neighborhood.

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 child safely from the wreckage.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.