Actor Dick VanDyke escaped a car fire on Tuesday without injury in Los Angeles.  A freeway passerby pulled him from the vehicle into safety.

"They thought I had passed out so they yanked me out of the car," Van Dyke recounted in an interview with the celebrity news website, saying he had not initially realized that his car was burning.

Van Dyke was driving a brand new Jaguar.  No word yet on the cause of the fire.


Here's audio from a motorist who called the fire into 911.