Holy crap! Someone is looking out for Dick Van Dyke!
Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke escaped unhurt after his car burst into flames on the freeway. Good Samaritans helped the 87-year-old Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene, from his Jaguar after he pulled the car over to the side of the Ventura Freeway in Calabasas, California Highway Patrol spokesman Saul Gomez said.
He told TMZ: “It just started making a noise, and I thought I had a flat at first, then it started to smoke, then it burned to a crisp.
He said he escaped unscathed and “there was a fireman, a nurse and a cop just happened to be passing by. Somebody’s looking after me”.
Arlene Van Dyke posted video online of the burned-out car and the actor talking with police. Publicist Bob Palmer said Van Dyke was “fine” but “slightly embarrassed” and was “appreciative of the instant help he got on the road.”