Carteret county-- Beaufort Bridge acc...

Carteret county-- Beaufort Bridge accident, man killed.

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Since: Apr 09

Eastern NC

#1 Apr 3, 2011
I wanted to start a thread on this because it seems a lot of people wanna talk about it and there are a lot of different 'facts' flying around.

Here is one link to the story: http://www.witn.com/mobi...

WCTI and carteret news times have stories as well.

The driver of the car, the survivor, was believed to have had alcohol in his system but not 'an illegal level'.

Thoughts?
jersey

Cleveland, NC

#2 Apr 3, 2011
It don't matter how much effing alcohol he had the night before or even "an illegal level" Aaron shouldn't of been behind the wheel...And for those of you that want to say What if Mr Bill was at fault. How in the hell would he be at fault.Even if he did slam on breaks.Aaron is still at fault for hitting him.Meaning he was following to closely and he still hit Mr.Bills truck.So either way Aaron is at fault.And if he was doing the posted speed of 35-45 he wouldn't of hit Mr Bills truck that hard to send it flying over the bridge.

Since: Apr 09

Eastern NC

#3 Apr 3, 2011
I agree that any alcohol is too much. And with the speed of 35 mph, it does seem unlikely that someone rear ending you from a safe distance and speed would push you through/over a guardian... Could have been avoided and the gentleman would still be alive. Were there no witnesses?

Since: Apr 09

Eastern NC

#4 Apr 3, 2011
*guard rail. Sorry about the double post!
jersey

Cleveland, NC

#5 Apr 3, 2011
I really couldn't tell you if there was witnesses or not.Either way Aaron McGarva is still at fault and should pay for what he did/didn't do right.If he was going the posted speed Mr.Bill would still be here with us.Family/food lion family and friends who loved this man very much...Food Lion isn't going to be the same with out him..I don't think I can even walk into food lion right now.Every time I would go in there I would see Mr.Bill's smiling face.And he would always as me/us if we needed help with anything....

Since: Apr 09

Eastern NC

#6 Apr 3, 2011
I don't know either of them. Mr. Bill sounds very familiar though! The Newport food lion?
jersey

United States

#7 Apr 4, 2011
beaufort

Since: Apr 09

Eastern NC

#8 Apr 4, 2011
Oh ok. Wasn't sure since they said he was from Newport.
celcor2

New Bern, NC

#9 Apr 27, 2011
I would like to know what the latest news is regarding the accident that killed Mr. Knott. I believe the person who hit him from behind had a court date set for April 8th. I am a distant relative of Mr. Knott, and live out of town. I would appreciate it if anyone can update me on the latest news regarding this horrible incident.
beighty8

Durham, NC

#10 Nov 5, 2011
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_luck :
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Given the notion of equating moral responsibility with voluntary action, however, moral luck becomes a problem. This problem is perhaps best illustrated by an example that many moral luck philosophers employ that of a traffic accident.
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There are two people driving cars, Driver A, and Driver B. They are alike in every way. Driver A is driving down a road, and, in a second of inattention, runs a red light as an old lady is crossing the street. Driver A slams the brakes, swerves, in short, does everything to try to avoid hitting the woman alas, he hits the woman and kills her. Driver B, in the meantime, also runs a red light, but since no woman is crossing, he gets a traffic ticket, but nothing more.
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If a bystander were asked to morally evaluate Drivers A and B, there is very good reason to expect him or her to say that Driver A is due more moral blame than Driver B. After all, his course of action resulted in a death, whereas the course of action taken by Driver B was quite uneventful. However, there are absolutely no differences in the controllable actions performed by Drivers A and B. The only disparity is that in the case of Driver A, an external uncontrollable event occurred, whereas it did not in the case of Driver B. The external uncontrollable event, of course, is the woman crossing the street. In other words, there is no difference at all in what the two of them could have done however, one seems clearly more to blame than the other. How does this occur?
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This is the problem of moral luck. If it is given that moral responsibility should only be relevant when the agent voluntarily performed or failed to perform some action, Drivers A and B should be blamed equally, or praised equally, as may be the case. At the same time, this is at least intuitively problematic, as whatever the external circumstances are one situation resulted in an unfortunate death, and the other did not.
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To paraphrase a famous historical figure:
"Let he who has never sped or run a red light cast the first stone."
dunebilly

Burgaw, NC

#11 Nov 19, 2011
Let Aaron free. He has a long life ahead of him and deserves a second chance.
JJJ

Wilmington, NC

#12 Dec 20, 2012
junk-gypsy wrote:
I wanted to start a thread on this because it seems a lot of people wanna talk about it and there are a lot of different 'facts' flying around.
Here is one link to the story: http://www.witn.com/mobi...
WCTI and carteret news times have stories as well.
The driver of the car, the survivor, was believed to have had alcohol in his system but not 'an illegal level'.
Thoughts?
No alcohol in his system. Sorry.
Truth

Winterville, NC

#13 Jan 17, 2014
First I would like to say I am here to provide the community with the truth. Aaron Mcgarva had a history of illegal drug use since he was 13 years old. You can talk to any of his so called friends in the community to verify that fact. He has also been arrested twice before this incident for drinking and driving as well as larceny charges, both in the fall of 2009. This was the third vehicle he totaled in three years. Starting the night before the accident, Aaron Mcgarva took 2 hits of LSD at 11:30pm. He was smoking pot and drinking beer as well. He had also been experimenting with prescription Xanax at the time. Many of his friends were with him that night and will testify to all of this.

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