David Beckham Crashes His Audi RS6
Soccer icon David Beckham and his son Brooklyn were involved in a car crash over the weekend in the elder Beckham’s Audi RS6. According to multiple reports from the UK, the harrowing ordeal happened last Saturday shortly after Beckham picked up his son, who at that time had just finished playing for English Premier club Arsenal’s under-16 team in a game against Brighton.
Details on what exactly happened are still unclear, but a source close to Beckham told The Telegraph that the accident occurred at “quite a speed,” indicating that it was not your typical fender bender. Pictures of the crash scene also paint a clear picture to the extent of damage incurred by Beckham’s RS6 and the Mitsubishi Colt Coupe Cabriolet with a woman and her daughter inside.
Luckily, all parties involved escaped serious injury. Beckham only suffered minor shoulder pains while his son escaped unhurt from the crash. The mother and daughter in the Colt CTZ were both taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
We’re all hoping that everyone involved in the accident recovers from their injuries. We’ve had far too many of these incidences, and while car crashes are a reality of life, they can also be avoided if drivers are more careful when they’re behind the wheel of their cars.
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Why it matters
This car crash made mainstream news because it involves David Beckham, one of the most recognizable faces in the world. But like we said, accidents like this have happened in the past and it could happen to just about anybody if drivers aren’t careful when they’re out on the road.
Since 2010, there have been an average of about 33,000 motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. That number has dropped from previous years, but it’s still 33,000 too many. Most accidents can be avoided, people. It’s on us to ensure that we exercise caution and put safety at a premium anytime we get behind the wheel of a car.
The Audi RS6 Avant is arguably one of the most resilient models in Audi’s lineup. First introduced in 2002, the first-generation RS6 Avant was only produced from 2002 until 2004. At that time, Audi decided to discontinue the RS6 to concentrate its efforts on the smaller RS4. It wasn’t until 2008 when the RS6 returned to the scene, only to be sent back to the garage in 2010. Then in 2012, Audi decided to bring it back, presumably with the belief that the RS6’s third life would extend longer than its previous two incarnations.
Right now, the RS6 Avant is enjoying its longest tenure and it does appear that the German automaker isn’t planning on cutting the high-powered wagon anytime soon. That’s good news for fans of the RS6, a lot of whom are now enjoying the 2015 model as it continues to hold the fort as Audi’s resident super wagon.
The 2015 RS5 received a few updates from 2014 predecessor, highlighted by a new headlamp configuration that now features angular LED headlights. The car’s taillights also received a new design while the bright-chrome trim prevalent in past models has been replaced with a more toned-down black finish.
Power comes in the form of a 4.0-liter, turbocharged, V-8 engine that pumps out 560 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque. These numbers allow the RS6 to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds to go with a top speed of 189 mph.