David Beckham was involved in a minor car accident, but he didn't die in the accident, but is alive and well, contrary to rumors on the Internet that the accident was fatal. This is not the first time David Beckham has been the victim of an Internet death hoax. It's not even the second.
A web site that makes fake death stories involving celebrities reported that Beckham was involved in a car accident on October 29, 2013, on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell in New Mexico. The site reports that he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and identified by photo ID on his body. They even provide a picture of an overturned car. However, it's worth noting, the same picture has been used in stories involving other celebrities who were the victim of the same death hoax, with the same details, such as both Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber.
The actual car accident that Beckham was involved in was far less eventful. It was a fender bender outside his home in Beverly Hills and it was on Saturday, not Tuesday.
As he was backing his vehicle, a black range Rover, out of his driveway he hit another SUV, a white Acura, according to X17 Online. His son, Brooklyn, 14, was also in the car, though no one was injured. There are photographs of Beckham and the diver of the other car on the street, where it's plainly visible that he isn't dead.
The police were called and a police report was filed. The main damage was to the bumper of the Range Rover.
The other driver was concerned when Beckham backed up into his driveway after the accident.
"You saw it all on camera, right?" she said to a photographer before Beckham returned. "I wasn't speeding or anything."
A photographer for X17 Online was nearby and heard the accident.
"It sounded really serious so we drove up the road to see what happened and realized it was Beckham," he said. "The front fender was dragging on the ground, making a scraping noise on the pavement."
He described it as pretty bad, but was referring to the noise, and not Beckham's condition, as he was fine and spoke to police. Other recent victims of death hoaxes include Kristen Stewart, Amanda Bynes, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie, Michael J. Fox and Adam Sandler.
Video footage of the car accident scene.
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