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What injuries did Dick Van Dyke suffer in Malibu crash?

Dick Van Dyke’s car slid off the road amid heavy rainfall in Los Angeles county on March 15.

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Dick Van Dyke’s car slid off the road amid heavy rainfall in Los Angeles county on March 15.

Actor Dick Van Dyke was involved in a car crash last week during a downpour in Malibu.

The 97-year-old was driving in the rain at around 11:00 am on March 15, when his 2018 Lexus LS 500 slid off the roadway and he crashed into a block wall and gate according to a law enforcement spokesperson.

What injuries did Dick Van Dyke suffer in Malibu crash?

Luckily for Van Dyke, he avoided serious injury.

Paramedics treated him at the scene, and while he was reportedly bleeding from the nose and mouth, and might have suffered a concussion, he refused to be taken to a local hospital.

“Van Dyke sustained moderate injuries and was subsequently treated on the scene by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department,” the sheriff’s department said.

They added that there were no passengers in Van Dyke’s vehicle at the time, and that drugs and alcohol were not a factor.

Van Dyke was pulled from his flaming car in 2013

This isn’t the first time Van Dyke has been involved in a scary incident while behind the wheel.

Back in 2013, Van Dyke’s white Jaguar began smoking and then caught fire while he was driving on the 101 freeway near Los Angeles.

A man pulled Van Dyke from his vehicle when he noticed him slumped over the steering wheel.

“He’s fine thank God!!” his wife, Arlene Van Dyke, tweeted about the incident.

Dick later joked about the incident, tweeting: “Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!”

Van Dyke’s career

Now 97, Van Dyke’s comedy career started back in 1947 when he formed the comedy duo ‘Eric and Van - the Merry Mutes’. Prior to that, he worked as an entertainer on radio, television, in nightclubs and on Broadway.

He then went on to star in the original production of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, which earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Van Dyke became a household name when he was cast as Rob Petrie in CBS’ ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, which ran from 1961 to 1966.

He also went on to star in movie musicals ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

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