Dora and the Lost City of Gold star Danny Trejo proved himself to be a real-life action star when he saved a young boy from a wrecked car, a feat which was caught on security camera.
In security camera footage from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, a sedan runs an intersection and collides with an SUV, which causes the SUV to roll over. Trejo along with other witnesses run towards the SUV to rescue the occupants trapped inside. Aided by a young woman, the actor helps free a child and their grandmother from the vehicle.
Trejo was asked about his feelings during the experience. The Machete star stated, "I just wanted to cry... I just knew how scared he [the young boy] was."
Trejo went on to describe the traumatic ordeal in more detail, saying, "There was a little boy. He was about five. He screaming, and I climbed in the car. And the worst thing you can do is smell gas. I tried and couldn't reach it. And then, this little girl on the other side said 'I got it. I got it' and pushed the button. And I pulled the little boy out, and I'm holding him. And she goes to get the grandma."
With all the commotion going on, the actor tried distracting the little boy. "I'm holding the boy, and I say 'Hey, we gotta use our superpowers!' And he says 'Superpowers!"
In terms of the aftermath, Trejo said, "I feel great. I just feel great... I just feel great that the Lord put me in that spot to do what I did."
Trejo gave much of the credit for the rescue to the fire department and the female bystander.
Directed by James Bobin, Dora and the Lost City of Gold stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Adriana Barraza, Q'orianka Kilcher, Danny Trejo and Benicio del Toro as Swiper. The film is in theaters now.