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David Beckham in Car Accident on LA Freeway

5/7/2011 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Beckham was involved in a car accident on one of the busiest freeways in all of Los Angeles ... and the driver of the other car had to be taken to a local hospital ... TMZ has learned.

David Beckham Car Accident
According to law enforcement sources, Beckham was driving a black Cadillac on the 405 Freeway near Torrance, CA yesterday morning ... when he rear-ended a gold Mitsubishi that was broken down in the carpool lane.

We're told the driver of the Mistubishi, who was inside the car and wearing his seatbelt at the time, had to be taken to the hospital -- but Beckham did not require medical attention.

Law enforcement sources tell us Beckham was not arrested or cited on the scene.

A call to Beckham's rep was not returned.

UPDATE: Sources close to Beckham tell us his son Brooklyn was in the car at the time of the accident, but that he and David were both not injured.

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duhwinner    

does gordon know yet?

1201 days ago
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jess    

I bet you anything if the guy is not hurt, Beckham will be sued anyway, because the guy in the Mits knows Becks has the money

1201 days ago
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aquanet    

JACKPOT!!!!

1201 days ago
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yeahyeah    

The 405 carpool lanes SUCK! They try to throw you into the wall as it is, I would hate to have to try to avoid a broken down vehicle too.

Fix your stinkin' roads LA county!

1201 days ago
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feebee    

What side of the road was he driving on ? It does get confusing when you go back and forth over the pond !

1201 days ago
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Tara    

Who was in the car with David or was he driving in the carpool lane alone?

1201 days ago
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Aileen (Canada)    

The very shallow David Beckham, was probably admiring his reflection in the mirror as per ususal and then, bang!!

1201 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Guess he wanted to Bend It Like Beckham.

1201 days ago
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Football Fan    

IF (a big IF there) this is true, why should Beckham be arrested at all?? It's not like he hit that car of injured that guy on purpose! It was the busiest road, perhaps it's that guy who is not supposed to park his broken car there in the 1st place. Maybe he should be fined or cited as you say, but definitely NOT arrested! I bet Beckham even PAY for that guy's medical and hospital bill too, not to mention for his broken car, because it was not his intention at all. TMZ are making a non-story here. Geez..

1201 days ago
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dimes    

@ feebee 16 minutes ago

What side of the road was he driving on ? It does get confusing when you go back and forth over the pond !
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The carpool lane is on the far left, up against the highway divider and to the left of the 'fast' lane. It's an extra lane used on heavily-trafficked sections of freeways and is for the use of vehicles with multiple passengers.

The carpool lane is separated from the other lanes by a solid line - there are specific spots to enter or exit. Unless the traffic is at a standstill, which is unfortunately pretty common on LA freeways (especially the 405), you run the risk of getting behind someone who's travelling more slowly than the people in the fast lane and then you're stuck. And fuming.

1201 days ago
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Mary    

I would love to say " I got rear ended by David Beckham" . Anyways, I bet that person can see $$ in their eyes now.

1201 days ago
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Big Daddy    

Aquanet hit it right on the head. Jackpot. You know how that's going to play out Harvey.

1201 days ago
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The Truth    

NOT CITED – any one of us would have been

Beckham was driving in the car pool lane by himself… Violation 1

He Rear ended another car … Violation 2

Causing Injury while driving a vehicle illegally in a car pool lane and rear ending them…Violation 3

So how is it he was not cited. Driving in the car pool lane by himself gets you a ticket and he goes even further and rear ends another person. The person is injured.

That is 3 violations of the California law.

SO ANYONE THAT GETS A TICKET FOR DRIVING IN THE CAR POOL LANE, GO TO COURT AND USE THIS CASE AS A WAY TO GET OFF OF THE
CHARGES.

Another example of wanna be celebrities getting special treatment. Funny now that MLS Major League Soccer is filing for bankruptcy. Yeah he was worth all the money from the tax payers given to the team. Bankrupt the whole league.

The Truth

1201 days ago
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Maui Girl    

I was rear ended on the 405 in the carpool lane near Torrance 3 years ago in between Artesia & Crenshaw. Too bad it was some punk teenager on his cell phone and not David Beckham!!!! Still have backpain from that accident.

1201 days ago
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The Truth    

BIG LIE HIS SON WAS NOT WITH HIM

All of the photogs who took pics did not see Beckhams son or anyone elses there at the accident. Not one single picture of Beckham with his son.

He got in another car and was driven away. So what he left his son there.

COMPLETE BS

The Truth

1201 days ago
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