The recently released surveillance video shows actor Danny Trejo running into a fallen SUV to save a baby with special needs after another car raced into the vehicle on Wednesday after a traffic light.
The 75-year-old Trejo is the first viewer seen on the way to crash in the Sylmar district of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
"I got in the car, but I could not release the seatbelt … If the baby had not been in that car seat, it would probably have died because it would have torn down the entire backseat." He said, a young onlooker "brought in her little hand to push this button, and then I got the child out." who was trapped in the driver's seat.
Trejo said he knew what to do because he worked with children with special needs.
Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to this report.