Dick Van Dyke Rescued From a Burning Car

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Dick Van Dyke may just have a guardian angel.

The small screen vet was rescued by a stranger on Monday after his Jaguar burst into flames on a Los Angeles freeway, TMZ.com reports.

A man named Jason Pennington tells the site he was driving along the 101 freeway when he saw a car full of smoke on the side of the road, and an elderly man hunched over at the wheel. He pulled up to the car and discovered Van Dyke, 87, struggling inside.

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Pennington then says he opened the driver door and pulled the actor out of the vehicle as flames ripped through the engine of the car. Van Dyke was said to be slightly disoriented by the ordeal, but he did not require medical attention. His wife picked him up a short time later. "He's fine thank God!!" Arlene Van Dyke wrote on Twitter.

Van Dyke most recently appeared at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this year where he accepted the Life Achievement Award.

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