Published August 19, 2013
Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke survived a car fire without apparent injury Monday after his Jaguar burst into flames on a Los Angeles area freeway.
The California Highway Patrol said the 87-year-old Van Dyke, known for his hit role in “Mary Poppins” and for his television series “the Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Diagnosis Murder,” was driving near the suburb of Calabasas when his car caught fire.
Van Dyke’s wife Arlene later tweeted “he’s fine.”
The CHP said no injuries were reported and no one was transported to hospital.
According to entertainment website TMZ, another driver saw Van Dyke’s burning vehicle and pulled him to safety.