Dick Van Dyke, 87, was rescued from a flame engulfed Jaguar on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles on Monday, August 19 according to TMZ reports.
Van Dyke is reported as doing well after the terrifying incident, luckily for the veteran actor Jason Pennington pulled over when he witnessed Dick Van Dyke's car burst into flames, and ran to aid the passengers.
Pennington discovered Van Dyke trapped inside, struggling to free himself from the burning automobile. Dick Van Dyke luckily walked away from the accident unharmed and requiring no treatment.
Dick Van Dyke's wife Arlene Van Dyke later tweeted that Dick was okay following the terrifying experience, and tweeted a photo of the remains of Dick's vehicle along with a video of the aftermath and Dick Van Dyke talking with police officers on the scene.
Dick Van Dyke is best known as an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. Van Dyke starred in the films hit films that included "Bye Bye Birdie," "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" as well as starring in teh long running comedy sitcom with Mary Tyler Moore." The Dick Van Dyke Show."
No citations were issued according to reports.
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