Dick Van Dyke suffered “minor injuries” in car crash, according to CNN
Police in Malibu (California, USA) have confirmed to the U.S. media outlet. CNN that the actor Dick Van Dyke97 years old, suffered “slight injuries” during the an automobile accident that occurred a week ago.
Last March 15, the protagonist of films such as. Mary Poppins (1964) y Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) drove his Lexus LS 500 car into a door in Malibu.
According to celebrity media TMZ, Van Dyke explained to policemen that he lost control of the steering wheel. after his car slid on the wet streets of the city of Los Angeles, which has been plunged into constant rain.
Paramedics assisted the actor, who was found with lnose bleeding after the impactand he refused to be taken to a hospital.
In addition, media sources claim that the police filed a request with the California Department of Motor Vehicles for Van Dyke to take a new driving test due to his advanced age.
In 2013, Van Dyke was involved in. another accident from which he emerged unscathed. While driving on one of the freeways in Los Angeles County, his vehicle suddenly caught fire.
The Jaguar driven by the then 87-year-old actor began to smoke and several people came forward to help the comedian get out before the flames charred the car.
The career of the long-lived actor
Recently Van Dyke became the oldest participant. to take part in the television program The Masked Singerin which celebrities compete against each other while hiding their identity.
The American actor catapulted his career in the theater in the early 1960s as part of the musical Bye Bye Birdie, for which he won a Tony Award.
He later starred in the television series The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), in which he played a writer-comedian, Rob Petrie, and was with the film of the sympathetic nanny Mary Poppinsstarring Julie Andrews, who starred opposite Julie Andrews, who his career was consolidated.
Up to the present time the actor has worked in more than 70 audiovisual projects.including the series co-written and produced by him Diagnosis Murder (1993), and the most recent version of Mary Poppinsstarring Emily Blunt (2018).