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Va. man charged with reckless driving in deadly Leesburg accident

Leesburg police have charged a Winchester man with reckless driving after a Saturday accident that fatally injured a motorcyclist.

Brian H. Beck, 28, of Winchester, has been charged with reckless driving after his Jeep Cherokee allegedly hit the back of a Suzuki motorcycle that was stopped at a Leesburg intersection shortly before 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The accident fatally injured the motorcyclist, James W. Boice, 39, of Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

Bolce died Saturday in Loudoun Hospital Center after the accident at East Market Street and Battlefield Parkway.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Leesburg Police at (703) 771-4524.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Mary Pat Flahertyl

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 12, 2010; 11:57 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Mary Pat Flaherty , Traffic Accidents  
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A motorcyclist and an SUV driver do not make a good combination. Most motorcyclists and most SUV drivers don't think traffic laws apply to them.

Posted by: checkered1 | April 12, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

It's not clear that a lot of the accidents reported on in this blog are actually crimes. Maybe a better name for the blog would be something like "Police Business."

Posted by: tomtildrum | April 12, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Anytime there is a driver stopped and is struck by another driver, it is not relevent whether it was a motorcycle or an SUV. Comments made in ignorance should be withheld and judgements should be made based on facts and not what kind of vehicles were involved. The fact that there was a death due to negligence clearly indicates that there was a crime involved. Unfortunately the victim of this crime was my son.

Posted by: wvpanhandler | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

wvpanhandler - you made your comments with more patience and class then I would have, under the circumstances. I drove by there around 8:30 Saturday morning and hoped everybody was okay. I'm surprised to see this story. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: aktotlykrzy | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

So very sorry for your loss wvpanhandler. Your strong and appropriate response to the first comments I am sure were difficult to compose, but necessary. Much sympathy.

Posted by: daveandsandman | April 12, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Another idiot driving a Chrysler product? I'm shocked..

Posted by: wewintheylose | April 12, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

wvpanhandler--my son witnessed this terrible accident. I'm so sorry for your loss...our family can't stop thinking about your son and loved ones. God Bless you all.

Posted by: leesburgmom1 | April 13, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

8 motorcyclists killed since March 22, according to the blog archives.

What fun they are, but way too dangerous!

Posted by: pedro3 | April 16, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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