A passing motorist has captured footage of Dick van Dyke slumped over the wheel of his Jaguar, moments before he was pulled to safety by other motorists as his Jaguar went up in flames on an LA freeway.
Second video shows a quick shot of the vehicle, and Dick seems OK.
The 87-year-old said his Jaguar started to make strange noises while he was driving in Los Angeles today."I thought it had a flat at first and then it started smoking and then it burnt to a crisp," he said.
"(Now) I have a nice used car for sale."
Van Dyke said a passing stranger named Jason Pennington saw him hunched at the wheel of the car and sprung into action.
"They thought I had passed out so they yanked me out of the car," he said.
"I was just trying to call the [California Department of Motor Vehicles]."
The actor's wife, Arlene Van Dyke, posted a photo of the burned-out car on Twitter.
"He's fine thank God!" she tweeted.
A California Highway Patrol incident log said a driver was found inside a burning car, possibly unaware the vehicle was on fire, about 2pm local time, the LA Times reported.
Text from passing motorist as follows ..... Dick Van Dyke helped from his burning car. I was there from the beginning when the car had a small flame and a lot of smoke with Dick Van Dyke still in the vehicle. I started recording from my car (from a distance) when I noticed a smoking car and as I got closer, there was someone inside. I pulled over, and so did others, I ran to the car with another gentlemen that pulled him out to safety. At that moment I don't recall what was being said, but Mr. Van Dyke seemed okay and probably didn't realize the danger outside of his vehicle. The rest of the footage shows how the car started with minor flames and soon burnt to a crisp. Glad everyone is safe.
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