'Machete' actor Danny Trejo pulls baby from overturned car

Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a baby trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection.

Authorities say two cars crashed Wednesday (Thursday NZT) in the Sylmar neighbourhood.

Video aired by KABC-TV shows Trejo at the crash scene.

Trejo says he crawled into the wrecked vehicle from one side but couldn't unbuckle the child's car seat from that angle.

He says another bystander, a young woman, was able to undo the buckle.

Together they pulled the baby safely from the wreckage.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says three people were taken to a hospital, and there were no life-threatening injuries.

The 75-year-old Trejo, an LA native, is best known for playing the character Machete originally in the 'Spy Kids' series, and later in his own spin-off film.

Actor Danny Trejo in 'Machete'
Actor Danny Trejo in 'Machete'. Source: Supplied