Actor Danny Trejo is known for playing the villain in many of the films he’s appeared in but he will be known as a hero in real life after helping save a young special-needs child trapped inside an overturned vehicle.

Trejo was in the area when two cars were involved in an accident. One of the vehicles was completely flipped over on its roof with the child trapped inside still strapped into his seat belt. The actor, alongside another bystander, helped free the boy from the car. Trejo told reporters, “the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God.”