David Beckham Avoids Injury in Motorcycle Accident on the Sunset Strip

Incident occurred after the soccer stud and husband of fashionista Victoria Beckham left a tattoo parlor

By Corinne Heller Aug 29, 2014 5:58 PMTags
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David Beckham had quite the scare this week when he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip while being followed by paparazzi, E! News has learned.

Luckily, the 39-year-old retired pro soccer star, model, husband of Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham and father of four was not injured in the accident, which occurred on Thursday near Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Social Club, a tattoo parlor, and the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood's rock district.

"David is OK," a source told E! News on Friday.

An eyewitness said employees at the tattoo parlor helped Beckham walk the motorcycle back to the shop.

Moments before the accident, David had been followed by photographers, which is common for the Beckhams. The source said he lost control of his bike while trying to avoid hitting another vehicle that had suddenly swerved towards him amid the ruckus.



David is an avid motorcyclist and has been spotted riding many different bikes over the years. In the 2014 BBC documentary Into the Unknown, which aired on Showtime in the United States, he and three of his friends ride motorbikes across the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. Check out a teaser below.

—Reporting by Marc Malkin and Marcus Mulick