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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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91.

belinda    

WHO CARES !!!! people have accidents all the time.

1272 days ago
92.

Jackie    

He's a loser..... I don't even know why he's famous. His team suck.

1271 days ago
93.

Lily Daisy    

You know,it's too bad he wasn't sited for speeding (duh!) because that means that he knows he can speed again and thus may have another accident further down the road, so to speak!

1250 days ago
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Inner Party Member    

Ok, I just read this and I'm literally horrified at the inability of the posts as they seem to be filled with true imbeciles or at least people who don’t know the law.

First, what time of day/night was it? If it was day, then he would have saw the car. If it was night and he did not see the car, then he was driving too fast. The skid feet will prove that.

Second, Is there absolute proof that there was another passenger in the car? Wife, child. It doesn't matter if Puke Spice was singing bloody murder and dropping her baby while he was driving. If it was his son, how tall and how much does he weigh? This has specific ramifications as to if he could be in the front seat or back. Not to mention there is no indication as to if they were wearing seatbelts, but I'm "sure" they were(n't). This itself is a big deal.

Third, entering into the carpool lane by going over the double yellow is a 2 point citation. Regardless of who the hell you are, except maybe a badge or government official, and if Beckham was treating like his own little passing lane then there are multiple violations.

Lastly, the hit of another vehicle from behind: Regardless of who you are, where you are or otherwise, it is your responsibility as the owner and/or driver of a motor vehicle to abide by the laws of the State of California. The driver is held responsible for the operation of the vehicle. In the event that a car crashes into the back of another vehicle, there is no excuse for the driver of the vehicle. Period. It is the fault of the driver.

Was David driving fast? Witnesses say yes. Did he hit this vehicle at a high rate of speed? That has not been proven. However it is evident that he hit a car from behind in the carpool lane.

Should he be cited for at least failure to operate his motor vehicle? If the 911 calls can be substantiated and connected to him then he’s looking at driving recklessly, causing an accident, unsafe speed (again proven by the skid lengths), and since no cop was there to catch him weaving in and out of traffic using the carpool lane as his private passing lane, that he’ll get away with, but a civil suit will happen if he doesn't take care and completely replace the car, pay for the persons visit to the hospital (regardless if he was hurt or not) and pay for ANY pain and suffering he caused and lost time and compensation.

Allowing him to walk away scot-free is an insult to the CHP, LAPD, and those that they serve and protect, the people of Los Angeles. If the powers that be chose not to press this then they insult the very badge they wear.

1250 days ago
95.

Hernandez    

is like no one had crash on the freeway and there some comments i read on here making a big scene

982 days ago
96.

kaylee    

i hope u feel better soon!!!!!!!!!

975 days ago
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