Sunday, November 14, 2010

RIP Jake Carney.

Making a post like this is something I'm pretty sure I've never done before, and hope to never have to make again. Last night, Chicago rider Jake Carney was in a car accident and suffered serious injuries. He was placed on life support this morning, but sadly passed away, at the age of 17. Jake leaves a brother, Ben, and countless friends and family members. I only met Jake once, but those who rode with him said he was a "great guy" and that he "lived life to the fullest."

As a tribute to Jake, I'd like to hear any stories or memories of Jake anyone has of him in the comments. So if you knew him, feel free to post a comment about him, thanks.

Heres a couple short videos of Jake, for those who never saw him ride there are videos below





*Edit* below piece added by Steven Tongson


When I logged on and read this, my heart dropped. Because I knew Jake personally? No. Did I even know him as a rider? Sadly, the answer remains no. But I don't think I have to have known him, or anyone else in this sport to know that this is one of the saddest moments I've had to come across in the sport of Scootering.


A lot of riders lose sight sometimes of what we're all doing, and how we are all together in this sport. We are pushing this sport to what it is as a collective effort that we all do our part in. We should respect and appreciate every rider for getting out on their scooters everyday and riding. And now we need to respect and acknowledge that we just lost one of those riders.


To Jake, and his friends, and his family, I will have you all in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you all make it through this tough time.


- Steven Tongson

56 comments:

  1. yeah hes the one who inspired me to scooter and he gave me a ton of idea of new stuff to try evrytime time we rode... he deffinatly lived life to the fullest, we used to ride everyday, i actually just saw him the other day and we talked and said hi, things deffinatly happen way too fast, Only the good die young . RIP Jake Carney March 18, 1993 - november 14,2010. - Jeff Mroz

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  2. http://vimeo.com/16828170
    He got me to start my life riding a scooter. I made this little edit to rember him rest in peace jake.-Marty Stubben

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  3. he was the first rider I met when I moved to wisconsin and he introduced me to everyone
    He definitely was a great guy and will be missed

    -Matt Rittler

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  4. I came on the computer to go on scooterchat and hope to see you to tell you about this but I guess some one already beat me to it. Anyway, I met him on SR, we messaged and texted and stuff then he drove me to a skate park about an hour away when he barely knew me, we rode like all day and even though I couldn't ride he told me that I was a good rider. He was a really great guy and I'd do anything to ride with him again. - Mark Macwan

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  5. one night me jake ben tommy jeff and ethan rode this post office by his house, and then the next day we all went to a park, he was doing these steezy ass 3 whips and i always looked up to him for that. he was never mean and he was always well being nice to me. im really going to miss him, even tho i didnt really know him.

    -Justin Lacosse

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  6. Rest in Peace dude.

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  7. i dont know even know this dude but it makes me want to cry =( Rest in Peace dude - James Edixon

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  8. r.i.p. Jake
    I only got to meet him once but he was such a good guy and an amazing rider,he will be missed=(

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  9. Rest In Peace Jake, no one should have to go so early.

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  10. Jake was so fun to ride with because you just learned new things every time. I remember our trip up to Northbrook for the first time, it was the summer of 2009. Jake, his brother Ben and me met up with Tommy Daddono and a Few others, it was really fun riding with him anytime. I will miss him dearly.

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  11. Jake was one of the most positive people that I've ever met.. he was full of energy and so friendly.. he never did anything.. I was there with Jake when we brought Mark Macwan to the skatepark.. Great rider.. cool dude.. R.I.P

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  12. I did not know Jake, but im sure he will be missed greatly, for his amazing scootering skills and his always positive outlook on life. Rest In Peace Jake.
    Keep on riding :)

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  13. cant say i've ever met him but my prayers are with his family. such a nice kid from what i hear, i wish i could've met him. But although he isn't here physically anymore, he'll always live on through the people who's lives he's affected such as these listed above. just a reminder to never take things for granted. here today, gone tomorrow. yet again, my prayers are with the family of Jake. RIP bro.

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  14. RIP Jake. You were one of the greatest friends I ever had. You will be missed. <3

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  15. Jake was an amazing person and was always being positive. He was always hilarious with out even trying and he lived life unlike anyone i've ever met. I have never heard one negative thing about Jake and he was an inspiration in scootering to so many. He is the one who started off scootering in Winfield and he will always be remembered

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  16. RIP Jake,

    I will always love you buddy. You got me to start riding a scooter. I remember the first time I met you and ben at 4 seasons, you were such an inspiration to me, one of the main reasons I ever wanted to progress. Aside from scooters, you were always a great friend and a fun person to be around. I always loved coming to your guys's house to sleep over and make stupid prank phone calls on skype.. fake booking hotels, we laughed so hard from such stupid stuff. I will always remember and love you man.

    To Ben and his family: Stay strong, you guys are such great people and I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but everything will get better, it just takes time. You are all in my prayers.

    RIP Jake Carney,

    Your Friend,

    Tommy Daddono, Tdadd

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  17. I wasnt super close to Jake. I rode with him prob less than a dozen times, but it was always fun and chill being around him. I couldnt imagine anyone saying anything bad about him. I was at northbrook the day that mark, ryan, tom, and everyone else was there and he gave me a ride home when i got a flat tire. The last time i saw him was the 1st day of transit 2. Like so many others Jake inspired me and will not b forgotten. This just showed you how short and fragile life is. RIP Jake Carney.

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  18. I'm not sure if I ever met Jake before. I may have at a previous contest or maybe just riding around at a different park and just didn't ask his name. I am changing that as of now. Reading this article brings tears to my eyes even though I never met him. I can't imagine what his family and friends are going through. Especially if he wasn't meant to pass. If any one of his friends reads this, please tell his family that they will all remain in my prayers. Rest in Peace Jake. You will be remembered. <3

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  19. i dont even know you but all the comments everyone els said tells me all that i need to know about you. Your a good guy. rest in peace=)

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  20. Jake was a good kid, both him and his brother are loads of fun to be around, rode with him a few times back when i still rode... this one time me him, AJ. TDADD, and a few other dudes went riding all over the place and were finding all of these rad spots. He was damn good too, throwing big stuff over this sketch box... it was a good time and stuff, he was a nice kid, hate to see something like this happen.
    My regards go out to the Carney family, RIP Jake, you'll be missed.

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  21. He had a great style, and from what i hear, a great personality. Rest in peace mate<3

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  22. R.I.P peace brother

    :(

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  23. Hope you can ride in heaven Jake.

    There is clearly a lot of love for you down here!

    Rest In Peace Little dude.
    Phil Lagettie.

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  24. I think maybe inside scooters should send an arrangement of flowers to jake's funeral.

    it would be very generous and nice.

    RIP Jake

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  25. I'll pray for his friends and family :(
    -Tyler Jones

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  26. Even though he lives all the way over the atlantic, and we never even met, no one should go like that. From all your comments, he seemed like a great person, and I hope people remember him for that.

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  27. fuck the accidents an his causes
    R.I.P BRO you are in my heard

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  28. Praying for his friends and family rest in peace man. So sad to hear about this.

    Kyle

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  29. A page for him on facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jake-Carney/117690011629338

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  30. This man right here is the one who got so many people by us riding. I would always get so excited when I would find out he was riding with us. Everyone always looked up to him and he was always smiling. I grew up with his brother ben, It's just so hard to except the fact that he is gone. I will miss seeing him around school and riding with him. Rest in peace Jake.

    -Allie Benedyk

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  31. Why does this always seem to happen to the best people? I lost a friend from the skatepark in may, he was also a kid that was fun to be around and always had a smile on his face. I can only Imagine what his family is going through, losing a son and a brother. Rip matee

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  32. Ive never mat jake before and ive never evem heard of him but he really does sound like a great kid and its sad how the bad things happen to the nicest people. These comments of people who didnt even kno him that are saying that he is in our prayers and that he will be truely missed comes to show how close the scooter communty truely is. I didnt kno him personly but he is truely an amazing person and will def be missed by me and plenty others

    jake will always be in my prayers and in the prayers of many others R.I.P bro i wish i got the chance to meet you

    -Tyler Pereira

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  33. wow. RIP jake carney

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  34. This was giving me the chill the whole time. R.I.P Jake.

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  35. mann no one should go through that, r.i.p. bro, never met u, but my heart goes out to u and the carney family and friends. keep on riding in heavan. :( :( :(


    marksomerlik

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  36. Even though I never met him, I have to put my heart out to a fellow rider. Rest In Peace, Jake.

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  37. I met him at northbrook skatepark when I first started scootering. He was really cool and had an awesome style. R.I.P. Jake

    Mason Burns

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  38. Just want to say I'm really really happy to see all of you guys showing your respect for Jake. He was obviously an amazing guy and a great rider who did a lot for the sport for everyone around him.

    Everyone who commented, Thank you.

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  39. November 14 should be an official ride for Jake Carney day. It would bring a lot of riders closer of those who are feeling the same way towards one thing we all have in common, the love for this sport. Everyone with me??(I'll do it regardless) And again R.I.P Jake Carney

    -Kevin

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  40. Jake you were such a great guy. I thank God that I was able to know you even if it was just for a few months. Jake you are one of the nicest most sincere people I've ever met and you've made me a better person. I love you and miss you so much.

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  41. Love you, Jake. I'm really going to miss you. You meant a lot to me and I'm sorry I wasn't always as nice to you as you were to me. God truly has a place for you in heaven Jake Carney.

    Rest in Peace.
    <3 A Friend.

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  42. November 14th, ride for Jake Carney day. This should be official.

    -Tommy daddono (Tdadd)

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  43. June 4seasons comp in his honor?

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  44. I may not have known you, but you seem like a motivated guy who lived life to the fullest. My prayers are with you and all of your family members through this tough time, and I hope everything goes well in the near future for them. Rest in peace

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  45. Yes Tommy that would be great.

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  46. wow...thats horrible :/ im so sorry for his friends and family. my wishes go out to you. RIP man you will be missed by many<3

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  47. rip jake your in my prayers im praying four your family and friends to get threw this hard time

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  48. Carol ann RichardsonNovember 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    rip jake carney! we will love you and miss you for ever. for all you in the Carney family i will always be there for u and u have my support. If u need any help u can ask me or nick weiberg. he will passon the message to me.Ben i miss u and there for u and the rest of your family.If you need help with the skatepark for jake i will be there. i will miss you for ever jake! and i will never accept u being gone. ur still in are hearts♥. and to the dude who hurt jake no matter whos fault it is...u made us loose one of the best dude in the world and u made a lot of tears i hope u know that and live with it foe ever.
    luv ya jake!

    ------Carol Ann Richardson

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  49. I miss you so much Jake.♥

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  50. Lil faggot seems like it. Needs to get a real job.

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  51. Three years and it feels like yesterday. il never forget, love you and miss you so much jake.

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