Published: Sat, August 10, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Machete' Star Danny Trejo Helps Save Baby Trapped in vehicle in LA

'Machete' Star Danny Trejo Helps Save Baby Trapped in vehicle in LA

Trejo was one of the first people on the scene when two cars crashed on Wednesday in Los Angeles. With the help of another bystander, they were able to free the child. Jackson crawled in on one side of the wreck to unbuckle the boy from his auto seat, and Trejo pulled the child out from the other side.

The screen star then took it upon himself to distract the child while emergency services worked at freeing the grandmother.

After getting the grandmother out, Trejo had trouble getting the boy, because he couldn't undo the seatbelt.

"The only thing that saved the kid was his vehicle seat", Trejo said.

Three people were injured though none of the injuries is life-threatening. The actor, who witnessed the crash, says a driver ran a red light, slamming and overturning another auto containing the little boy and his grandmother.

"Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else", Trejo told CNN affiliate KABC. "I kept facing him away from the accident". He said the sedan's driver seemed distracted, and Trejo honked at her to get her attention right before the wreck.

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The female bystander said a woman inside the vehicle was hurt herself but kept repeating, "Get my baby, get my baby".

"We got kind of a bond", he recalled fondly.

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

Trejo is set to star in the upcoming live action film Dora The Explorer as Boots the monkey.

In addition to his career in Hollywood, Trejo is the proud owner of Trejo's Tacos and Trejo's Coffee & Donuts in Hollywood.

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