England football legend David Beckham was involved in a car crash on Friday when picking up his eldest son, Brooklyn, after he had played a match for the Arsenal Under-16s, but both escaped unharmed.
Beckham was driving an Audi RS6 and collided with a Mistubishi Colt close to the Gunners’ London Colney training ground after Brooklyn had been appearing in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion Under-16s.
“They were shaken. It was quite a heavy prang at quite a speed"
According to the Daily Telegraph, both Beckham’s were uninjured in the collision and the deployment of the car’s airbags saved them from anything worse than being shaken up by the incident.
“They were shaken. It was quite a heavy prang at quite a speed but everybody walked away uninjured. Everybody’s fine. Thankfully the car’s airbags deployed,” a source is quoted as saying in the Telegraph report.
Brooklyn was signed by Arsenal on a short-term contract in November after impressing in training with the Emirates Stadium club. His brothers, 12-year-old Romeo and nine-year-old Cruz, have also reportedly been playing with the north London club at youth level.
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Beckham was an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning Manchester United side of 1999 and was long-serving captain of the England national team. He retired last year after after a short stint with Paris Saint-Germain following five years in the MLS with LA Galaxy.
He moved to the USA after four years with Real Madrid in La Liga as a member of the 'Galactico' project. Beckham's switch to Spain came after a falling out with Ferguson at Old Trafford.