Arrest Made in Hit and Run Death

Arrest Made in Hit and Run Death

There are 3 comments on the WNEP-TV Moosic story from Sep 17, 2012, titled Arrest Made in Hit and Run Death. In it, WNEP-TV Moosic reports that:

A man who was riding his bicycle home from work in Columbia County was hit and killed.

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Kate Maggitti

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Sep 21, 2012
I'd like to know where Mohr's "loving" family was while letting their family member walk/ride home late night/early morning, in the fog in a place he could have even been mauled by an animal.
I'd never be that uncaring to let any member of my family do that, because I'd insist on taking them home myself. Whether that meant being late to work myself or missing an appointment, lacking a little sleep or anything-- I'd be there for my family.

Apparently... Judgement was just as screwed as a drunk kid.
Nice to see they care now, when it's too late to matter.
Place the blame where it actually belongs.
On those that weren't impaired, who were thinking clearly and still failing at common sense.
The kid had 2 reasons for being that stupid.
Young. Drunk.
Yes, it was stupid, ridiculously so- I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a punishment, but he certainly doesn't deserve the amount of punishment he's going to get for being a typical kid who was unlucky.
It's sad, that two lives were lost-- Yes, two- but jail is worse than death.

What's your reason for daftness and neglect as sober adults?
It's easy to blame who hit him rather than those who failed to care enough to get him home safely so he wouldn't even be there.

It's not often I see fault more on the side of the people who's family member passed away, but in this case, completely clear. Easily prevented when family actually cares about one another and is there for them whether they ask for help or not.

The truth is the truth folks.
But in this situation, I'm sure the family will prefer to deny, deny, deny.
Because it's just easier that way.
Daniel

Sparta, NJ

#2 Sep 22, 2012
I am disgusted reading your spin of how it's the victims families fault. Are you really serious? How bout the kid who hit the pedestrian, how come blame isn't put on HIS family that allowed him to be driving drunk, is HIS responsibility in this matter THEIR fault? By your reasoning, it should be. The fact is young, old, drunk, sober is irrelevant. Everyone is responsible for their actions and excusing him of this because he was only young and drunk is appalling.

Since: Sep 12

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Sep 22, 2012
I'm saying that it was something easily preventable in general. A kid, young and stupid and drunk, is not going to have basic common sense. So, as much as he was physically responsible, I certainly can't hold him mentally responsible when he was impaired both in age and intoxication. I can't hold him anymore mentally responsible than someone who was certifiably insane at the time of their offense.
It's surprisingly reminiscent to a accident in California, that ended up ruled as a suicide because the man was walking, without safety equipment in the dark, got hit and died. And... Who is to say that wasn't the case?
Now, in general...
An adult, who actually cares about their family would have never let their family be in the situation Mohr was because as an adult, he wasn't sneaking around trying to hide from them. Walking home, that late/early, in fog, without a light on the wrong side of the road.
I'm not saying the kid has no fault here, but I am saying, had family/friends gave a darn when he was alive, he'd still be alive because he'd never be there, to have been hit.
Kids are always going to find a way to sneak off from guardians to experiment and do stupid things-- because they're kids. It's part of their learning process. Throwing them in jail, is a way they certainly don't learn and only end up worse because that's what they learn there. One reason there is so many repeat offenders. He should be punished, yes. But not nearly as bad as he's going to be. He was every typical kid at some point in their young lives, that night.
He was just unlucky in the fact that there was a man walking on the wrong side of the road, without proper safety equipment, in the fog, because no one cared enough to take him home.
Because THAT is the part I don't understand. Everything else is typical.
Except him walking home, with no one to care about him. That late. In the fog. With wildlife and people. And no one cared to make sure. That's basic common sense if you care about a family member or friend. That is what is irking me.
I'm saying that deserves a bit of light shone on it too, aside from the making a average kid, doing average things, who got dealt a shoddy card, out to be monster alone.

Everyone I know cares enough about their family and friends to make sure they get home, most even care enough about acquaintances to do so. Don't you?
Obviously, Mohr wasn't a bad man-- So, I want to know where these people were for him.

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