Superman, Batman, and every other superhero have some explaining to do today. Because yesterday a grandmother was trapped upside down in her car after getting hit by another motorist that ran a red light, and the hero that swooped in to save the day wasn’t wearing a cape or tights, but an extremely sick mustache and a muscle shirt. Danny Trejo has joined Ryan Gosling, T.I., and Cher and Meryl Streep in the Celebrity Civilian Rescue Club.
TMZ reports that on Wednesday afternoon, a car ran a red light in Los Angeles and hit a vehicle carrying a grandma and a baby in a car seat. The car that was struck flipped over and landed on its roof, with grandma and baby trapped inside. 75-year-old Danny Trejo happened to be stopped at the red light as the collision happened, and he jumped into action with two other bystanders. The grandma kept yelling for them to get the little baby boy first. Danny, along with a woman named Monica Jackson, freed the baby and pulled him out. The grandma was later freed from the vehicle by fire crews that arrived on the scene. Both the baby and the grandma went to the hospital, where they’re doing okay with non-life threatening injuries.
Danny stuck around and spoke to reporters. All the reporters. He stuck around so long, he got hot and had to take his shirt off. Whatever makes you comfortable, Danny! You’re 75 and just pulled a baby out of a crushed vehicle, you’re allowed to do what you want.
It’s a good thing Danny Instagrammed a video of him talking about his daring rescue. That family Danny helped to rescue is going to want proof they were rescued by Danny Trejo. Because “Danny Trejo pulled my baby out of an upside-down car” sounds like something you say to the dentist after you come out of oral surgery.
While speaking to ABC7, Danny explained that he had trouble popping the buckle on the car seat, but after receiving some help from Monica Jackson, he pulled the little boy out and distracted him by asking to use his superpowers and show off his muscles. That’s a good distraction. And if that didn’t work, I suppose he could have asked, “Boy kid, you think that’s a mess? Lemme tell you about Lindsay Lohan on the set of Machete.”