Dick Van Dyke saved from burning car in LA

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 05:21 hrs

Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke survived a car fire without apparent injury on Monday, after his Jaguar burst into flames on a Los Angeles area freeway.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the 87-year-old actor, who is known for his television series the 'Dick Van Dyke Show', was driving near the suburb of Calabasas when his car caught fire, TMZ.com reported.

The man, who rescued him, told the publication that he himself was driving along the 101 highway when he saw a car full of smoke on the side of the road and an elderly man hunched over at the wheel.

The man said that he ran over and rescued the actor on time.

The 'Mary Poppins' star's wife later tweeted that her husband is "fine". (ANI)

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