Actor Danny Trejo helps save baby trapped in vehicle in Sylmar

You know him as Danny Trejo, the "villain" actor and restauranteur with a growing taco and doughnut empire. Now meet Danny Trejo, the real-life hero. Wednesday afternoon, Trejo rescued a young child with special needs trapped in an overturned car at the intersection of Hubbard and Jackman in Sylmar. 

Trejo was on his way to his favorite hang-out, Chubby’s Automotive, at about 1:30 p.m. when he says he saw a Honda run a red light and T-bone a Ford Explorer. The Explorer flipped over. The woman driving the Ford was thrown into the passenger seat and a little boy with special needs in a carseat in the back was trapped. With an overpowering smell of gas, Trejo did what he does best, jump into action.