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Police require Dick Van Dyke, 97, to retest his driver's license after suffering an accident


The actor suffered only minor facial injuries and a concussion after crashing his car in Los Angeles. The examination carried out at the scene of the event ruled out drug and alcohol use

Away from the big screen for three years, the American actor Dick Van Dyke (West Plains, Missouri, 97 years old) enjoys the quiet life expected for a person his age.

However, in recent days he has once again made headlines in the international media after suffering an accident while driving his car through the streets of Malibu.

The event took place last Wednesday, March 15, but it did not come to light until yesterday.

Now, the interpreter of classic films like

Mary Poppins

(1964) or

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

(1968) will have to re-examine himself to be able to continue driving.

The police of the Californian city have confirmed to the American media CNN that the actor suffered minor injuries after hitting his Lexus LS 500 car against a door: he was bleeding from the nose and mouth and even suffered a concussion.

Dick Van Dyke lost control of the steering wheel, according to his own version, due to how slippery the asphalt was after several storms in this area of ​​California.

Doctors treated him at the scene of the accident, but he refused to be taken to a hospital.

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During the examination carried out on the actor after the event, it was ruled out that the cause of the accident was conditioned by the consumption of drugs or alcohol.

In addition, sources from the specialized celebrity media TMZ assure that the police have submitted a request to the California Department of Motor Vehicles for Van Dyke to take a new driving test, since they understand that at 97 he is not in the best condition. to drive a vehicle.

As in Spain, in the United States there is no maximum age to drive, but you do have to take tests more frequently.

It is not the first time that the star, with more than seven decades of experience in the film industry, has been involved in a traffic accident.

In 2013, when he was then 87 years old, he had another incident behind the wheel of his Jaguar while circulating on a Los Angeles freeway.

His vehicle began to smoke and suddenly caught fire.

An accident that put his life at stake, but from which he escaped unharmed before the vehicle burned down thanks to the quick action of a man who warned of the presence of a burning car on the side of the road.

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A month ago, Van Dyke made headlines again by becoming the oldest contestant to take part in the television show

Mask Singer,

in which celebrities compete against each other while hiding their identities behind elaborate masks and costumes.

A highly commented but brief participation, since he was the first eliminated from the program that has also had his version on Spanish television.

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His film career spans seven decades of film, television, and theater.

During his career, he has been awarded five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy and a Bafta.

His career in the theater was catapulted in the sixties of the last century when he was part of the musical

Bye Bye Birdie

, with which he won the Tony.

After he starred in his own television series,

The Dick Van Dyke Show

(from 1961 to 1966)), in which he played comic writer Rob Petrie, but his career was not consolidated until he appeared in the film

Mary Poppins


70 audiovisual projects later, he is one of the most experienced actors in Hollywood history.

Source: elparis

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