Dick Van Dyke’s Recent Car Accident
Beloved Hollywood star, Dick Van Dyke, recently revealed his harrowing experience after being involved in a car accident in Malibu, California. The 97-year-old icon shared that he lost control of his car on a rainy day, causing it to collide with a gate in an exclusive neighborhood. This incident certainly left everyone involved in shock.
Van Dyke’s Account of the Accident
When the 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 mentioned that he had “face-planted” into his steering wheel and was now feeling sore all over.
A Positive Attitude Despite the Ordeal
Despite the terrifying nature of the accident, Van Dyke maintained a cheerful demeanor when discussing the incident. Even though he needed two stitches for a lip laceration, he joked that the accident had made him “a little dumber,” but assured everyone that he was otherwise fine. Known for his wit, Van Dyke playfully remarked about his age, mentioning that all his friends are now deceased. Additionally, he expressed his gratitude to his wife, Arlene Silver, for taking care of him and ensuring his safety.
Reports suggest that Van Dyke’s wife has expressed concerns about his safety and has taken away his car keys. It appears that the actor’s days of driving may be behind him as his wife takes precautions to ensure his safety. An unnamed source 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 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 his rescue when the actor’s Jaguar caught fire on a Los Angeles freeway. At the time, Van Dyke was 87 years old, and fortunately, he was pulled to safety just in the nick of time. This incident highlights the kindness and bravery of strangers who can make a difference during critical moments.
The Masked Singer Surprise
Merely a month prior to 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 send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery to Dick Van Dyke and hope to see him back in high spirits soon!