LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/CNN) — 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.

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

The “Machete” star ran to help a grandmother and her grandson with special needs, both trapped in the vehicle.

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.

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

The Los Angeles Fire Department said 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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