Danny Trejo doesn’t just play a badass hero in the “Machete” movies…he lives that life.
While driving in Los Angeles, he witnessed a car accident. One of the vehicles was overturned, and there was a young boy inside, strapped into his car seat, hanging upside down.
Danny wasted no time and sprang into action. He crawled into the overturned vehicle, but he couldn’t undo the young boy’s buckle. Another bystander, a young woman, entered from the other side, and was able to undo it. Together, the two brought the kid to safety.
While firefighters worked to get the boy’s grandmother out of the car, Danny tended to the boy, who has special needs. He’s worked with works with special-needs children so he knew how to keep the little boy calm.
He said, “he was panicked. I said ‘Okay, 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.'” The whole time, Danny had the boy facing away from the accident.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is currently investigated the cause of the accident. But according to Trejo, it appeared that the other driver ran a red light, smashing into the vehicle that held the young boy and his grandmother.