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Wouldn't this rescue be a tale to tell your grandkids?

Dick Van Dyke rescued from burning car
USA Today

Dick Van Dyke is doing OK after he was rescued from his burning sports car on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.

According to TMZ, the actor, 87, was extracted from his Jaguar by Jason Pennington, who pulled over when he saw a car engulfed in smoke on the freeway and discovered that the person trapped inside was Van Dyke.

The Associated Press reported that Van Dyke required no medical treatment and was not issued a citation.

Van Dyke's wife, Arlene, tweeted that the star was OK after the incident, the Los Angeles Times reported. She included a Vine video of the aftermath that shows the burned-out shell of the car and Van Dyke talking with officers from the California Highway Patrol.

Photos and tweets:

Oh, and he's one of those celebs mentioned the other day that I went, dang, he's still alive?


Asked by Ballad at 10:26 PM on Aug. 20, 2013 in Entertainment

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  • I thought he was already dead too,lol
    That's some story!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:04 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • I loved watching Diagnosis Murder. I am glad he is okay.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:39 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • Wow!

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:30 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • Great guy! Glad he's alright. What a way to meet someone tho, huh? :p

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:08 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • I'm trying to figure out the "was not issued a citation" part. Why would he get a citation for being rescued from a car that's on fire? lol

    But I am glad he's okay - although I did know he was still alive.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:59 AM on Aug. 21, 2013