Veteran actor was involved in a scary incident on Monday, August 19, in which his Jaguar sedan was engulfed in flames. The actor, who was behind the wheel, sustained no injuries after a group of people who were passing by gave him assistance. One of the motorists Jason Pennington, who apparently is an off-duty firefighter, pulled him out of the vehicle.
"They thought I had passed out so they yanked me out of the car," Van Dyke told TMZ with a laugh. "It just started making a noise, and I thought I had a flat at first, then it started to smoke, then it burned to a crisp," the actor recalled the incident which took place on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, adding that he initially did not notice that his car was burning.