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Dick Van Dyke injured in Malibu car crash amid downpour in Los Angeles


Dick Van Dyke suffered “minor injuries” in a car crash in Malibu last week amid a continuous downpour in Los Angeles County, police confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.

The 97-year-old actor crashed his silver Lexus into a gate on Wednesday morning, a law enforcement spokesman said. told CNN. According to TMZ, the “Mary Poppins” star was bleeding from her nose and mouth and possibly suffered a concussion in the collision.

The icon on the screen did not go to the hospital after being treated at the scene by paramedics. TMZ reported Wednesday. Van Dyke reportedly told responding officers that he lost control of his car and skidded into the gate. The streets of Los Angeles have been especially slippery in recent weeks amid near-constant heavy rain.

TMZ also reported that police filed a request with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to have Van Dyke retake a driving test, in part due to his age. Van Dyke was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision, according to reports.

Representatives for Van Dyke, Malibu authorities and the California DMV did not immediately respond to inquiries from The Times on Wednesday.

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