CLOSEWestlake Legal Group icon_close Danny Trejo saves the day: 'Machete' actor helps rescue baby trapped in overturned car

Danny Trejo became a hometown hero on Wednesday.

The 75-year-old actor best known for starring as Machete in Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids” and “Machete” films sprang to action in Los Angeles after he witnessed two cars collide and one of them flip over.

Inside the overturned car, “there was a baby inside and a grandma,” Trejo told ABC7. With help from a female bystander who unbuckled the child’s seat belt, Trejo said, “I pulled the (trapped) baby out the other side.”

According to Trejo, it appeared that the accident was caused by one driver running a red light. He shared video of himself and the other hero of the day, the young lady who unfastened the seat belt, discussing the accident on his Instagram page.

“Pay attention!” the two said in the video as a PSA to distracted drivers. (After all. Machete don’t text.)

Los Angles Police Department Public Information Officer Tony Im confirms that Trejo was at the scene of the accident, and Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart says that by the time emergency personnel were on the scene, drivers and passengers had successfully exited their vehicles. Three people were taken to the hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries.

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