Trejo was in Los Angeles when two cars crashed into each other, causing one to be overturned with a child trapped inside their car seat. The 75-year-old actor quickly jumped into action, crawling into the wreckage to try and help the child. Trejo tried crawling through a broken window but found he was unable to reach the seatbelt. Fortunately, another bystander, Monica Jackson, was able to reach it, allowing Trejo to grab the child and get him safely out of the car.
“And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God,” Trejo told ABC7 Eyewitness News, noting that parents should always be aware of their kids being properly buckled while driving.
While firefighters worked to free the boy’s grandmother, Trejo helped keep the kid from freaking out.
“He was panicked. I said, ‘Okay, 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.'”
The Los Angeles Fire Department told ABC7 that three people were taken to the hospital due to the crash but none seemed to be suffering life-threatening injuries.
When asked about his heroic deed, Trejo was just glad that he was able to help someone in need.
“Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else,” Trejo said in an interview. “Everything.”
He was right behind a crash in Sylmar and pulled a special needs baby out of an overturned car. He distracted the boy until grandma was OK. ♥️ —> https://t.co/tS2Za4bZVZ@ABC7 pic.twitter.com/U9iLzAkHkA
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) August 8, 2019