A young boy and his grandmother are expected to be okay after an accident that happened Wednesday (August 7) afternoon in Sylmar, Los Angeles. Witnesses recall that a car had ran a red light and struck an SUV in which it overturned trapping two passengers inside.
Actor Danny Trejo happened to have been there and sprung into action becoming a real life hero. Trejo and a bystander assisted the young boy out of the overturned SUV. Trejo recalled that he couldn't get the seatbelt unbuckled from his side and that's when a bystander crawled through the other side and was able to unbuckle the car seat the young special needs boy was in. Trejo got hold of the carseat to pull away from the wreckage.
Trejo said that firefighters were assisting the grandmother out of the vehicle and that he was distracting the boy from the incident. Trejo said that he knew how to keep the boy calm because he regularly works with children with special needs.
"He was panicked. I said OK, we have to use our superpowers. So he screamed 'superpowers' and we started yelling 'superpowers," Trejo said. "I said do this, with the muscles. He said 'muscles.'"
"We got kind of a bond. I kept facing him away from the accident."
The Los Angeles Fire Department had transported the young special needs boy along with his grandmother to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. While the exact cause of the accident is under investigation, The 75-year-old 'Machette' actor had some advice for drivers. "Pay attention."
"And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God." Trejo also mentioned.