Actor Dick Van Dyke suffers injuries after car accident
Actor Dick Van Dyke was involved in a traffic accident while driving his car on the streets of Malibu, California. Fortunately, he managed to avoid being seriously injured, but suffered some injuries as a result of the incident.
Lost control of the vehicle
The performer was behind the wheel of a 2018 Lexus LS 500 when he struck the door of a home last week. The movie star told authorities that he lost control of the vehicle because the asphalt was wet from the rain.
Facial injuries and possible concussion
According to police sources, authorities received a call alerting them to the accident and when officers arrived they found the ‘Mary Poppins’ actor behind the wheel of the vehicle. Van Dyke suffered injuries to his nose and mouth and a possible concussion. He received medical attention at the scene, but -according to reports- «had no interest in going to a hospital».
The actor told police he lost control of the vehicle before hitting the door. Officers reportedly accompanied Van Dyke home to prevent him from driving himself after the accident.
He will be 97 years old in December 2022
Actor Dick Van Dyke turned 97 years old on December 13. He has been married since 2012 to professional makeup artist Arlene Silver, with whom he has an age difference of 46 years. He is also the father of four children from his previous marriage to Margie Willett.
A beloved actor
Van Dyke is one of the most beloved stars of the entertainment world, which he entered in the 1950s. He was successful throughout his career and excelled at the helm of productions such as ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ (which ran for 158 episodes over five seasons).
Active since 1944
Dick Van Dyke’s show business career began in 1944 when he dropped out of high school as a senior to enlist in the Air Force, where he worked as a comedian entertaining American troops.
In recent years, the actor’s health was afflicted by arthritis and a walking difficulty called «drop foot,» which he tries to alleviate with a routine of sit-ups, stretching and stationary cycling.