Los Angeles: Soccer star David Beckham and his 12-year-old son Brooklyn had a narrow escape when his SUV rammed into the back of another vehicle.

It is reported that the 36-year-old sportsman and model was driving down the Los Angeles freeway when the driver rear-ended a stalled vehicle.

"Mr Beckham's black Cadillac SUV collided with the rear of gold Mitsubishi in the carpool lane," said a reliable source.

The Mitsubishi's driver, who was inside the car and wearing his seatbelt at the time, had to be taken to the hospital with complaints of minor neck pain.

Beckham himself and his son were not injured in the accident, said his representative.

It is also reported that he wasn't arrested or cited on the scene.