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Astoria: Police Search for Man in Connection with Motorcycle Crash

Oct. 30, 2015 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a motorcycle accident that left a 22-year-old Woodside man dead on 23rd Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend.

Police originally reported that Nathaniel Gomez lost control of his motorcycle on Sunday at approximately 6 a.m. He was found laying on the road unconscious with trauma to his head and body.

However, a video of a man pacing back and forth at the scene indicated that there could be more to the incident. Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify this man, who is wanted for questioning.

The man wanted for questioning was seen on video released by the NYPD. He is described as between 40-50 years old and partially bald. He was last seen wearing a white button down shirt, blue sweat pants with a white stripe down the side, sandals and no socks.

EMS also responded to the scene last weekend, and transported Gomez to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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they obviously may know more but are putting this out because they are more than likey sure he may be connected whether he was a witness or the person who hit him. the victim was my brother. I’m sure these detectives know what they are doing and not going put everything out.its an on going investigation.

mr longwang silver

Dear 108, thanks for the “no socks” heads up, being that it happened 6 days ago can we safely assume that he may have put on a pair of socks since then? I dont think we should look for only sock free people.

In the video he clearly stops and turns around, meybe to grab a pair of socks at home. He could now be wearing socks.

Concerned Citizen


-Mr.LS I think it’s the 114 Pct. Steinway and 23rd are not within 108 pct. We see you hang with Del Toro.2 well informed loud mouths who can’t seem to get simple facts right.

Del Toro

Oh man, what incompetency, what nonsense. Is anyone thinking anything of this stupidity? “man pacing back and forth at the scene indicated that there could be more to the incident. ” You all better not pace back and forth in front of no cameras otherwise they’ll grab your ass and paste your pictures all over the net as “suspect” From the looks of it, two possibilities. This guy hit the bike with his car, jumped out at intersection came back to see if the guy was alive or not, and then fled the scene.. 2nd option, the guy was at home watching his tv show, heard the noise, went down to check what happened, he couldn’t see exactly what happened but saw something and preferred not to get involved assuming someone must have called 911.

I really hate when the whole situation is not revealed and there is no Q&A with NYPD. Were there any 911 calls made at the time? Was there only this camera in the area, an nothing else that can show the bike? Was the biker intoxicated? High?


I dont get it. Why are you arguing if you brought up 2 conclusions? CLEARLY thats why they put his photo/video out. He should of contacted the police right away instead of walking away.

Nate The Great Forever

The biker WAS NOT intoxicated or high for your information. He was a law abiding, caring, giving, generous young man and a true asset to this world as many, MANY family and friends can attest. If that is one of your concerns then rest assured he was in his right mind ENTIRELY. Had you seen the outpouring of love and support, had you been in his presence during his lifetime, had you been blessed with the opportunity to know him- YOU TOO would be dumbfounded, shocked, hurt and broken to learn someone may have played their part in ending his life and callously left him laying on the street. So to answer your question- NO HE WAS NOT HIGH. He was a true angel in every sense of the word. Do your research- you’d be left speechless if you had.


There will be justice this gentleman slimball will be captured one way or another if not karma will eat him the rest of his life . My brother Nate the great was one of the greatest gentleman of all man kind !

Moe Elsayed

He was leaving work, you imbecile. You don’t think family and friends are coming back to these articles to read comments and check for updates? You are very cruel and insensitive. Heaven help you.


-Del Toro So people shouldn’t call an ambulance if they believe someone is “intoxicated” and laying bloody in the middle of the street? Let me guess, you read the Post.


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