After an Unfortunate Accident, 97-Year-Old Dick Van Dyke Shares His Story

Car Crash in Malibu

Dick Van Dyke, the beloved 97-year-old star, recently opened up about his experience after being involved in a single-car accident in Malibu, California. The Hollywood icon revealed that he crashed his car on a rainy day, causing it to lose control and collide with a gate in an exclusive neighborhood. It was certainly a scary moment for everyone involved.

Van Dyke’s Account

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, stating that he had “face-planted” into his steering wheel and was now feeling sore all over.

A Positive Attitude

Despite the terrifying ordeal, Van Dyke maintained a cheerful demeanor while discussing the incident. Despite needing 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. The actor, known for his witty sense of humor, playfully remarked about his age, saying, “I’m 97. All my friends are dead.” He also expressed gratitude to his wife, Arlene Silver, for taking care of him and saving him from further harm.

Concerns for Safety

According to reports, Van Dyke’s wife has expressed concerns about his safety and has reportedly taken away his car keys. It seems that neighbors may 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 Previous Brush with 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

Just 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. 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.”

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