Within the last hour, actor, and 87 year old Dick Van Dyke had his life spared on a Los Angeles freeway. His Jaguar caught fire and literally burst into flames but he was luckily pulled over to the side of the road before anything major happened. Well, major as in serious injury. Van Dyke had a good Samaritan by the name of Jason Pennington come to his rescue, according to TMZ.
Pennington said he was driving along the 101 when he saw a car burst into smoke. He also saw an elderly man hunched over the wheel. Pennington ran up to the car discovering that is was Dick Van Dyke struggling. He pulled the actor out of the car as flames raged on while the car was on the side of the road.
Sources say that Van Dyke was a bit jarred by the experience but that he did not need medical assistance. His wife picked him up after the incident. The car, however, is a lost cause. Thank God there are guys like Jason Pennington out there. Nicely done man!