Dick Van Dyke has been involved in a single-vehicle car crash after reportedly “losing control of his vehicle”.
Law enforcement sources have confirmed to TMZ that when officers arrived on the scene in Malibu, California, on last Wednesday, they discovered the venerable actor behind the wheel of his 2018 Lexus LS 500.
Van Dyke was then treated at the side of the road but declined to go to the hospital.
While avoiding major harm, sources claim that the Hollywood legend may have experienced a concussion (although, this could not be confirmed).
Also, according to TMZ, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actor admitted to police that the torrential rain caused him to “lose control” of his car. The actor apparently slipped and crashed his car into a gate due to the wet road condition.
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The journal was informed by sources that neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the collision, but that cops have allegedly requested that the actor retake his driving test, which is not unusual for someone his age.
The actor was picked up by a loved one after receiving care.
According to The Daily Mail, the incident occurs nearly ten years after the celebrity was engaged in another car accident and had to be extricated from a blazing Jaguar in Los Angeles.
It is safe to assume that despite having a long career and being 97 years old, Van Dyke is still going strong.
In fact, he was recently revealed to be one of the contestants on FOX’s The Masked Singer.
Van Dyke once again proved to us all that becoming older doesn’t mean you have to give up doing the things you love as he sang the hit song “When You’re Smiling” by Frank Sinatra.
The actor attributes his ability to feel so young to his joyful marriage to Arlene Silver, 51.
The 97-year-old was asked during a recent interview with Yahoo what his “secret for staying so youthful” was, and he responded, “having a lovely young wife half my age to take care of me – that works!”
We hope Dick has a speedy recovery!