CULVER CITY (CBS) — Film actress Zoe Saldana is being called a real life action hero after rushing to a woman’s aid who was involved in a nasty car wreck outside Sony Pictures Studios.
The collision took place at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue in Culver City.
Saldana is credited with helping the victim by dialing 911 and notifying dispatchers of the woman’s location. Saldana also helped the woman out of her car and retrieved her personal belongings.
Culver City firefighters were not initially aware the actress was present at the scene.
“There’s a bunch of different responsibilities that each member has to do,” said Battalion Chief Bill Bischoff of the Culver City Fire Department. “And looking for movie stars isn’t generally one of those things.”
Firefighters said Saldana’s actions were helpful in this case.
“It’s nice to know that someone who might be that famous thinks a lot about other people and not just themselves,” said Bischoff.
Despite a visibly bloodied face, the victim’s injuries are said to be minor.
Saldana is best known for her roles in “Avatar” and “Star Trek.”