Actor Danny Trejo saves a trapped baby from an overturned car

MONTEBELLO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Danny Trejo attends The Return of The Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards at Montebello Country Club on November 05, 2018 in Montebello, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — One of Hollywood’s best-known villains, Danny Trejo, came to the rescue of a baby that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles.

It wasn’t a stunt for an upcoming movie. It happened in real life on Wednesday.

The actor jumped into action after witnessing two vehicles crash causing one to rollover. The overturned vehicle that was sitting on its roof still had a baby strapped into a car seat inside.

Trejo said he tried crawling in through a broken window but couldn’t get the seat belt unhooked. With the help of another bystander, Monica Jackson, they were able to free the child.

“The only thing that saved the little kid was his car seat,” Trejo told a photographer on the scene.

The Los Angeles Fire Department told CNN affiliate KABC that three people were taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening.

“Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else,” Trejo told CNN affiliate KABC. “Everything.”

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