Actor Danny Trejo Saves Little Boy With Special Needs After Witnessing Car Crash

Actor Danny Trejo is known for playing villains in various Hollywood movies. This past week, however, he showed that he’s actually a hero in real life.

Trejo is a 75 year-old star who has lived quite a life, going from being a California prison inmate a few decades ago to becoming one of the most recognizable people in Hollywood today. He’s seen quite a few things in his lifetime, but even he was rattled when he saw two cars collide right in front of him in Los Angeles a few days ago. One of the vehicles even flipped over, and it had a child inside of it.

Trejo had been on his way to drop off his own car for repairs when the chaotic scene unfolded right before his eyes. He looked on stunned as another driver ran a red light and crashed into an SUV, which then flipped onto its roof. Without hesitating, Trejo got out and sprinted over to see how he could help, only to find a little boy with special needs trapped in his carseat in the vehicle. Meanwhile his mother was stuck pinned in the driver’s door screaming, and his grandmother was trapped in the back as well.

Teaming up with fellow bystander Monica Jackson, Trejo climbed into the car to unbuckle the boy and carry him out to safety. Though he could smell gasoline, Trejo stayed calm and got the boy out of the car. The child had already started to panic by then, but since Trejo works with kids with special needs, he knew how to distract him as firefighters saved the rest of his family.

“I said, ‘We have to use our superpowers.’ So he screamed, ‘superpowers,’ and we started yelling ‘superpowers’ back and forth to each other,” Trejo recalled. “I kept facing him away from what was going on.”


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Thanks to Trejo, the boy and his family all survived with only minor injuries. Trejo is now being hailed as a hero, but he says anyone would have done the same thing.

“We are here to serve, we are here to welcome, we are here to love. That’s what we’re supposed to be doing,” he explained. “Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else.”

Find out more about his heroic deed in the video below.


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