Car Crash in Malibu: Dick Van Dyke’s Scary Accident

The Beloved Hollywood Icon’s Terrifying Moment

Beloved Hollywood star Dick Van Dyke, now 97 years old, recently revealed his harrowing experience after being involved in a single-car accident in Malibu, California. The accident occurred on a rainy day, causing his car to lose control and collide with a gate in an exclusive neighborhood. It was indeed a scary moment for everyone involved.

Van Dyke’s Account: A Rainy Day Mishap

When the authorities arrived at the scene, Van Dyke explained that he skidded in the rain and was unable to prevent the accident. He was visibly shaken from the incident, found behind the wheel of his 2018 Lexus LS 500. During his first public appearance after the collision, Van Dyke shared the details with reporters, mentioning that he had “face-planted” into his steering wheel and was now feeling sore all over.

A Positive Attitude in the Face of Adversity

Despite the terrifying ordeal, Van Dyke maintained his cheerful demeanor while discussing the incident. Despite needing two stitches for a lip laceration, he jokingly remarked that the accident had made him “a little dumber,” but assured everyone that he was otherwise fine. Known for his witty sense of humor, he playfully commented on his age by saying, “I’m 97. All my friends are dead.” He also expressed his gratitude to his wife, Arlene Silver, for taking care of him and ensuring his safety.

Concerns for Safety: Taking Precautions

Van Dyke’s wife, Arlene Silver, has expressed concerns about his safety and has reportedly taken away his car keys. It seems that neighbors might no longer spot the actor behind the wheel as his wife takes precautions to keep him safe. An unnamed insider shared, “Dick has reached the point where he needs to be taken off the road—for his safety and the safety of others. Arlene is scared that it might already be too late if she doesn’t take the keys away now.”

A Reminder of Past Danger

This incident serves as a reminder of another car-related incident involving Dick Van Dyke. A decade ago, in 2013, a bystander named Jason Pennington came to his rescue when the actor’s Jaguar caught fire on a Los Angeles freeway. Van Dyke, then 87 years old, was pulled to safety just in the nick of time. It’s a testament to the kindness and bravery of strangers who can make a difference in critical moments.

The Masked Singer Surprise: A Heartwarming Performance

Just a month before the accident, fans of Dick Van Dyke were treated to his appearance on the US version of “The Masked Singer,” a popular talent competition show. Judge Nicole Scherzinger couldn’t hold back her tears when she discovered that the hidden celebrity behind the mask was none other than Van Dyke himself. The legendary actor delivered a stunning performance of a Frank Sinatra classic, “When You’re Smiling,” and even surprised the audience with a rendition of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from the beloved film “Mary Poppins.”

Let’s all send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery to Dick Van Dyke, hoping to see him back in high spirits soon!