Aug. 19 - U.S. actor Dick Van Dyke survives car fire on Los Angeles-area freeway. John Russell reports.
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A close call for veteran actor Dick Van Dyke, who survived a car fire on a Los Angeles-area freeway on Monday (August 19).
As seen in this dramatic video clip posted on Twitter by his wife Arlene, it shows the performer's charred vehicle on the freeway and a brief glimpse of the actor talking to officials at the scene.
Van Dyke appeared unharmed in the video clip.
A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said off-duty nurses stopped to offer assistance, and firefighters arrived quickly and put out the blaze.
Dick Van Dyke, who's best known for the self-titled 1960's hit television sitcom, received a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in January.
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