According to California Highway Patrol, legendary comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke along with his wife narrowly dodged death today as their car exploded in flames on a L.A. highway.

The 87-year-old Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene, were helped out by passing motorists who stopped and helped the Van Dykes from Dick's jag after he pulled the car over to the side of the highway.

Arlene Van Dyke posted video online of the burned-out car and her husband talking with police. 

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