Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 25: Dick Van Dyke attends the ceremony posthumously honoring Peter Falk with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.

California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene.

The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2 p.m. Monday and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming car. Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom police and fire officials identified as Van Dyke.

Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car.

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