DANNY TREJO doesn’t just PLAY a badass hero in the “Machete” movies . . .  he lives that life.

Danny was driving in L.A., when he saw a car accident.  One of the vehicles was overturned, and there was a young boy inside, strapped into his car seat, hanging upside down.

Danny sprang into action . . . he got out of his car and crawled INSIDE the overturned vehicle, but he couldn’t undo the kid’s buckle.  Another bystander, a young woman, entered from the other side, and WAS able to undo it.

Together, the two brought the kid to safety.  The boy’s grandmother was also trapped inside the car . . . but they needed to wait for the firefighters to help get her out.  As far as we know, she’s okay too.

The boy has special needs . . . so Danny tried his best to distract him.

He said, quote, “He was panicked.  I said ‘Okay, we have to use our superpowers.’  So, he screamed ‘superpowers’ and we started yelling ‘superpowers.’  I said ‘Do this, with the muscles.’  He said ‘muscles.'”

The whole time, he kept the boy faced away from the accident.