Danny Trejo Rescues Baby Boy From Flipped Car After Accident
Aug 10 2019
The Machete Kills star was in the Sylmar neighborhood of northern Los Angeles when two vehicles collided nearby, rolling one onto its roof, and trapping a boy and his grandmother inside.
Security footage showsTrejo rushing to the overturned vehicle as one of the first people on the scene.
The Los Angeles Fire Department shared with ABC7 that three people were taken to a hospital, though none have life-threatening injuries.
But some of the victims had been trapped, said L.A. Police Officer Tony Im. He eventually freed the child with the help of another bystander, who was able to undo the seatbelt so Trejo could pull him to safety.
The woman, Monica Jackson, crawled in on one side of the wreck to unbuckle the boy from his auto seat.
Together they pulled the baby safely from the wreckage.
There was no information available on the victims' conditions, both Stewart and Im said. One of the cars overturned onto its roof and left one of the passengers, a special needs child, trapped in their vehicle seat.
"God bless you, pay attention", he said.
Jackson said the driver "was hurting, but all she said was, 'get my baby, get my baby'". Despite it being very hard to find a screengrab of him smiling, I've always heard incredible things about Trejo, so this case of altruism doesn't shock me in the least. The official cause of the accident is still being investigated. The woman, identified by mediaoutlets as Monica Jackson, told NBC Los Angeles that the mother was in a lot of pain but repeatedly told them to help her child.
Trejo tried to open the back door to get to the child but couldn't because it was smashed.
'He was panicked, and I said: "OK, we have to use our superpowers", and so he screamed: "Superpowers!" and we started yelling: "'Superpowers!"' Trejo told KABC-TV.
At some point, the boy, who was holding on to Trejo amid the chaotic scene, used the actor's cutoff shirt to wipe off his nose, Trejo said. He is perhaps best known for his role in Spy Kids and Machete.