Former England captain David Beckham is said to have escaped from a car crash unharmed on Saturday after picking up his son, Brooklyn, from Arsenal’s training ground.
Beckham, who played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan amongst others during his playing career, walked away from the incident unharmed but according to eye witnesses – a Brighton Under 16 player – Beckham was clutching his shoulder at one point.
Arsenal staff reportedly ushered onlookers away from the crash scene in a bid to avoid photographs of Beckham and the vehicle involved.
Beckham’s eldest son Brooklyn, who is set to sign a scholarship deal with the Gunners when he turns 16 in March, was being picked up by his dad after playing against Brighton.
“They were shaken,” a source close to Beckham told the Sunday Telegraph.
“It was quite a heavy prang at quite a speed but everybody walked away uninjured.
“Everybody’s fine. Thankfully the car’s airbags deployed.”
The Telegraph said Beckham, 39 was picking up his 15-year-old son when his Audi RS6 was involved in a collision with another car but were saved by the deployment of the car’s airbags.
Brighton youth players witnessed the incident and then took to Twitter to describe what they had seen.
Just seen David Beckham looks like he got in a car crash and hurt his shoulder
— archie (@_ArchieDavies) November 29, 2014
Weird to play against Brooklyn Beckham earlier. Even weirder to be currently stuck behind David Beckham as he has crashed his car…
— TOM (@ThomasCadman123) November 29, 2014