The LA Galaxy star was not injured in the crash on the southbound 405 Freeway, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. The driver of the other car was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.
Beckham's black Cadillac crashed into the back of a gold Mitsubishi which had broken down in the carpool lane.
"Yesterday at approximately 9.13am he [Beckham] was involved with a collision on the southbound 405 Freeway just south of Artesia Boulevard," said the spokeswoman.
"This collision occurred when his black Cadillac collided with the rear of a disabled gold Mitsubishi which was stalled in the carpool lane due to mechanical problems. The driver of the vehicle had a complaint of pain and was taken to hospital. David Beckham was not cited or arrested."