Actor Danny Trejo helps to save trapped baby from an overturned car

Danny Trejo has become a real-life hero.

The veteran actor, known for roles in films like Heat and Machete, was in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday when two cars collided at the intersection of Hubbard Street and Jackman Avenue. One of the cars was overturned as a result of the collision and Trejo, and a fellow bystander, jumped into action -- rescuing a child trapped inside, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

The 75-year-old actor reportedly crawled into the wreckage, but was unable to get the seatbelt unbuckled on the child's car seat. The other citizen who helped, a young woman, crawled in the other side of the vehicle and was able to get the child free, ABC7 reports, then Trejo was able to pull the child from the car.

"And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God," he told the local outlet. He also advised parents and motorists to "pay attention" to avoid similar situations.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Danny Trejo attends the LA Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Dora And The Lost City Of Gold" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Danny Trejo attends the LA Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Dora And The Lost City Of Gold" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Danny Trejo attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" at Westwood Regency Theater on February 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Danny Trejo displays his "Machete" clothing design at the Karate Combat: Hollywood livestreaming karate competition at Avalon on January 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Danny Trejo attends the Karate Combat: Hollywood livestreaming karate competition at Avalon on January 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: Actor Danny Trejo attends the Los Angeles Mission Christmas On Skid Row held at Los Angeles Mission on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: Actors Adrian Dev and Danny Trejo attend the Los Angeles Mission Christmas On Skid Row held at Los Angeles Mission on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: Actor Danny Trejo attends the Los Angeles Mission Christmas On Skid Row held at Los Angeles Mission on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Actor Danny Trejo participates in the El Rey Network's "From Dusk Till Dawn" panel during the cable portion of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 30, 2015. REUTERS/David McNew
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Actors Jessica Alba (C), Danny Trejo (L) and director Robert Rodriguez pose during the Machete red carpet at the 67th Venice Film Festival September 1, 2010. The world's oldest film festival opened September 1 and closes on September 11. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Danny Trejo poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie "Machete" at the 67th Venice Film Festival September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Movie actor Danny Trejo waves a flag before game three of the 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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Danny Trejo, left, and John Cho greet each other at the premiere of "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas" opens in theaters Nov. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actors Danny Trejo, left, and Jessica Alba arrive at the ALMA Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards are held to honor those who promote "fair, accurate and balanced" portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
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The Los Angeles Fire Department shared with ABC7 that three people were taken to a hospital, though none have life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. However, Trejo alleges one of the drivers ran a red light.

While at the scene, the actor also shared this touching statement: "Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else. Everything."

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