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97-year-old Dick Van Dyke involved in single-car crash—sending prayers


Last week, Dick Van Dyke, a famous entertainer, was in a car accident in Malibu. Luckily, he only suffered minor injuries. The reports suggest that he was driving when he lost control of his car and hit a gate.

The police were called to the scene of the accident, where they found Van Dyke in his car, a 2018 Lexus LS 500. The actor told the officers that his car had slid off the road because of the wet conditions, which caused him to lose control and crash into the gate.

The popular performer, who has been entertaining audiences for many years, had a car accident but thankfully didn’t suffer any major injuries. However, he had some bleeding from his nose and mouth, and there are concerns that he may have a concussion.

The paramedics treated him at the scene because he didn’t want to go to the hospital. The police didn’t find any drugs or alcohol in his system, but they have requested him to take a retest for driving due to his advanced age.

Dick Van Dyke, who is turning 98 this year, is still independent and able to drive himself around. It’s inspiring to see someone his age so active. When asked about his secret to staying youthful, he credited his wife, Arlene Silver.

Even though there is a significant age gap of 46 years between them, they are happy together. Van Dyke believes that having a young wife to take care of him is the key to his positive attitude and youthfulness. He said this in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment.

Apart from his marriage to Arlene Silver, Dick Van Dyke also attributes his good health to his genes and regular exercise. He hits the gym three times a week and believes that exercising muscles and lungs is the key to staying young.

In an interview with Closer Weekly, Van Dyke mentioned that he and Silver share the same attitude towards life, and they sing and dance almost every day. Silver, on the other hand, thinks that Van Dyke is a perfect human being and describes him as a happy pill, given his genuine and amazing personality.

“He is the most perfect human being,” Silver, meanwhile, said of her husband.

“I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”

Before marrying Arlene Silver, Dick Van Dyke had two long-term relationships. He was married to Margerie Willett, with whom he had four children, from 1948 to 1984. He was also in a relationship with Michelle Triola Marvin from 1976 until her death in 2009. Van Dyke and Silver got married in 2012 when he was 86, and she was 40. Initially, he was worried about fans’ reactions to their age gap, but he was pleasantly surprised that no one took that attitude.

It’s a relief that Van Dyke didn’t suffer any serious injuries in the car crash, and he remains an inspiring figure in the entertainment industry. We would like to hear about your favorite memories of Dick Van Dyke and his work throughout the years. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.