Police in Malibu, California, had confirmed that veteran actor Dick Van Dyke sustained minor injuries when his car was involved in an accident.
On the morning of Wednesday, March 15, officers were dispatched to a site where a silver Lexus had crashed into a fence.
A Malibu Police Department spokeswoman confirmed to CNN that the 97-year-old actor, who starred in the iconic children’s flicks “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Mary Poppins,” sustained “minimal injuries.”
The official stated that the fire department had also been notified of the incident but that no further information was provided regarding the actor, who appeared on the Fox singing competition “The Masked Singer” for the first time last month.
CNN has contacted Van Dyke’s representative for comment.
Dick Van Dyke attends the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Press Room on January 27, 2013, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
After winning a Tony Award for his performance in the musical “Bye-Bye Birdie,” Van Dyke landed “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which ran from 1961 to 1966 on CBS.
In 1964, “Mary Poppins” established his film career, and he returned to the big screen four years later as inventor Caractacus Potts in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
Van Dyke, who has also won four Emmys and a Grammy, made a cameo appearance in “Mary Poppins Returns” in 2018.
The previous year, he appeared in a music video produced by Arlene & The Vantastix, the band of his wife, Arlene Silver.