Gloucester skateboarder Jonathan Johnson hit, killed on Main Street

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A Gloucester teen died Saturday night after he was hit by a minivan on Main Street near the courthouse. Full Story
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Nicole

White Stone, VA

#21 May 26, 2010
Just stop playing the blame game, its no ones fault. Sure you can blame Mrs.Karen Jowers for not seeing him, you could blame Johnny for not wearing bright colors or an halment, or you could blame Gloucester for not making a skate park even though our buget just got cut and you can even blame his friends for not keepin an eye out. But really it just hurts more people in the end, its no one falut. Hes family might read this you should watch out what you say, a young boy died for no reason doing what he loves and ya'll are just gonna sit around blaming everyone. Pray for his family and his close friends. Make him know we love him and he let none of us down for going away so soon, because he is looking down at all of us prob feeling like he let us down for leaving so soon. But when he is looking down at us he will want us to be happy not playing the blame game, he will want us not to cry but not to forget him to keep him in our hearts but not to cry or be sad to be strong and just remeber the good times we all had with him, the smiles he put on our faces. Its not right to see a good kid pass away for no reason. This has hurt alot of people but stay strong he would want us to be happy but not to forget him, he had to be looking down tonight and just doing his little dance and laughing with us when we told funny stories about him(: But we did great we raised 800 dollars for his family! Just pray for his family and for him, even though he is with the anagles he still wants us to pray with him.
joyce

United States

#22 May 27, 2010
my heart and prayers go out to both families. i blame gloucester county for not providing a safe place for skate boarders . they have no where to skate gbs tried but they were the only ones who even cared enough to try. because of politics and to my understanding insurance they had to shut that down. our young folks have no where to hang out or socialize. instead of placing blame i think we should try and learn and provide a solution for this problem. the kids have a rights to that is why when they come of age they leave the county and do not return THERE IS NOTHING FOR THEM IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Kaitlyn

Hampton, VA

#23 May 27, 2010
First off all of you are pointing at people and just being defensive over the side you believe however to honestly say, they were both in the wrong. 1. he shouldn't have been in the middle of the street and she also should not have been speeding. etc. She herself was going to a car accident her daughter had just been in so she was racing to go get to her kid. For all of you that don't have kids, If you love your kids you'll do anything for them and want to make sure they are never hurting. I am guilty of going to my Child's car accident not going "25" in a "25" zone. And honestly how many of you can say every time you enter the 25 mile per hour zone just on a normal day you actually go 25..if you're honest with yourself it'd be a No. They are both in the wrong. Thats why its called a tragic accident. I'm soo sorry for both families. To have your son go at 16 then also to have hit and killed a kid. And the person that said "The lady hit him on purpose" shut up! How could you even think that.
Christy

Norfolk, VA

#24 May 27, 2010
joyce wrote:
my heart and prayers go out to both families. i blame gloucester county for not providing a safe place for skate boarders . they have no where to skate gbs tried but they were the only ones who even cared enough to try. because of politics and to my understanding insurance they had to shut that down. our young folks have no where to hang out or socialize. instead of placing blame i think we should try and learn and provide a solution for this problem. the kids have a rights to that is why when they come of age they leave the county and do not return THERE IS NOTHING FOR THEM IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Last time I checked...sidewalks were still available. Solution was already available to them. The next step was to use the resources available to them, that did not happen.
CRI - arlingtonsk8

Irving, TX

#25 May 27, 2010
Don't let the news trolls get to you, turn this into a positive thing. We lost a teen skater too, and Cody was full of common since it is the idiots in vehicles. www.arlingtonsk8.com
Braeden branch wrote:
That rebe person is mistaken. If you dont think Johnny has common sense you don't know him. And don't come posting things about people you don't know. Anyways Johnny was one of the coolest kids I've met. It was common of that perrson to hit him. Gnewz will stay strong in rememberance of Johnny. We have lost one of our best skater but we still know he's in our heart. Oneday I'll have the chance to skate with Johnny again. Until then rip man and 857 will always be thinking of you. Idk about any other skaters but rip johnnys going on my board.
Bran

Woodbridge, VA

#26 May 27, 2010
Just so everybody knows here.Those of you who want to talk about how Johnny should'nt have been doin this or that,put this in your pipe and smoke it.

On the night of the accident,the VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER was'nt just responding to an accident,OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO she was responding to HEARING HER DAUGHTER was the one who was in the "accident"! SOOOOOOO driving OVER 45 MPH PEOPLE,she RACED to the accident,but not without first MOWING DOWN JOHNNY!!!! She DID'NT STOP UNTIL THE TRAFFIC LIGHT PEOPLE!!!

Only thinking about her daughter she KILLED someone else's child in the process. Now,THAT'S A REAL TRAGEDY!!!!

Wait in see and see.....that's straight from the top.
The **HUNDREDS** of friends and family that showed up last night,for his benefit concert,just shows you just how many people lives he touched and this tragedy WILL NOT BE IN VAIN!!! Someone needs to own up,no coverups,i don't care how long she been a volunteer.
Kris

Gloucester, VA

#27 May 27, 2010
I feel for the family of this teenager, my nephew was friends with him. As a mother myself, I couldn't imagine losing a child, but all the negative comments towards the driver are cruel. It was an accident and that poor woman has to live with that for the rest of her life. Calling her names and placing blame is detrimental for all parties involved. Turn to God for the strength to get through this hard time and find comfort in his love. May God bless all the families affected by this tragedy.
Tiffany

Gloucester, VA

#29 May 31, 2010
Yes it was an accident an it was so sad, but really do u actually think that lady is going to be charged. Even if it wasn't an accident they are not going to investigate nothing Gloucester fire dept. They stick together, we all no this rip johnny we love u no matter if it was an accident or not we will always miss you. God knows the truth so he'll take care of it man is not important.
jimmy bo jangles

United States

#30 Aug 14, 2010
Well maybe you kids shouldnt be skating in the street.... Iits not the drivers fault... Cars belong in the road.. Not skater punks... Its sad this had to happen, but learn from it
yung cash

United States

#31 May 25, 2011
yo shout out to my homeboy johney man... you died doin wat u loved best and everyone knows dat u was a real friend to all of us in ghs and those who outa ghs. n we still do thangs the same way and still bring u up in r convos 1 love my brotha see u in the afterlife..

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