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

Hollywood Icon Involved in Accident

Beloved Hollywood star, Dick Van Dyke, recently shared details about a single-car accident he experienced in Malibu, California. The 97-year-old actor revealed that on a rainy day, his car lost control and collided with a gate in an exclusive neighborhood. It was definitely a frightening moment for everyone involved.

Van Dyke’s Experience

When authorities arrived at the scene, Van Dyke explained that he had skidded in the rain and was unable to prevent the accident. He was found behind the wheel of his 2018 Lexus LS 500, visibly shaken from the incident. On March 25, during his first public appearance since the collision, Van Dyke shared the details of the accident with reporters. He humorously described “face-planting” into his steering wheel and feeling sore all over.

Staying Positive

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

Safety Concerns

Reports suggest that Van Dyke’s wife now has concerns about his safety and has taken away his car keys. It seems that neighbors may no longer see the actor behind the wheel as his wife takes precautions to keep him safe. An unnamed insider commented, “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 a Previous Incident

This recent 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 the actor’s rescue when his Jaguar caught fire on a Los Angeles freeway. Despite being 87 years old at the time, Van Dyke 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 significant difference in critical moments.

The Surprise on “The Masked Singer”

Just a month before the accident, fans of Dick Van Dyke were treated to his surprise 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. 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 send our warmest wishes to Dick Van Dyke for a speedy recovery. We hope to see him back in high spirits soon!