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Woodside Resident Dead Following Motorcycle Accident in Astoria

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Oct. 26, 2015 Staff Report

A young man died after losing control of his motorcycle on Steinway Street on Sunday, according to the NYPD.

Police found Woodside resident Nathaniel Gomez, 22, at 23rd Avenue and Steinway Street around 6 a.m. Sunday. Gomez was lying unconscious on the road with trauma to his head and body.

He was transported to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the Collision Investigation Squad found that Gomez was riding southbound on Steinway Street when he lost control of his motorcycle.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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mike

heartbroken to hear this happened. nate was an amazing soul. its unreal some pos would hit someone and drive off. He was at my house two days before he passed. they took the wrong guy, god has a bigger plan

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Elizabeth

This is heartbreaking my fiance worked with him and had the pleasure of meeting him once he was very respectful and yes very mature for his age. My condolences to his family he is now one of my fiance Angel who will be with him on his route still as his partner.

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Pete

After attending the service last evening for Nate, I now realize how blessed I have been to have shared time with Nate. The outpouring of love, compassion, and friendship, turned what is usually a very sad meeting into a special celebration of Nate’s life. As his grandmother said “Nathaniel’s work on earth was done” and God has called him back home.. A young man at the age of 22, Nate has touched so many lives in a positive way. Last nights service was an example of how Nathaniel brought everyone together. Please let Nate, and his love of life, family and friends be an example to all of us.. As Nate once said to me ” WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME” .. Those words are a challenge and test for all of us..gOD BLESS NATES MOM AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY, AND ALL WHO GATHERED TOGETHER LAST EVENING …
Thank you ALL, and to Nate … he created a happy place on earth, and I have no doubt there is a good place in heaven that has been prepared for NATE.

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Will

Love the concept of riding a motorcycle. Loathe the concept of riding a motorcycle anywhere within NYC. You can be the best rider in history, and you will still always be on the worse end of any collisions with the THOUSANDS of incompetent, absolutely terrible drivers on these streets. I heard and watched the funeral procession pass through today. RIP to this clearly loved young man, my condolences to his surviving family and friends, and my sincere respect to his fellow riders, who choose to challenge death every time they get on a bike in NYC. Unless it was an absolutely unavoidable way to feed my family, I just would never feel it’s worth the ultimate price.

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Moe Elsayed

It was a hit and run. Witnesses confirmed it at the scene. Get the story straight. My brother Nate was taken from us by a coward.

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Franky

Damn kid…. Ima miss u nate! U wer a real cool guy! Loved seeing u on ur bike! I don’t know why all the good people die young?! Blessings to ur mom and brother!!! RIP

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Ag

Get the fact straight there now doing an on going investigation looking for a truck driver . There will be justice no matter what . NATE THE GREAT 52
We all love you miss you kid

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Moe

I don’t know him, but I passed by stinway St today and saw the scene and family around the candles. I go ogled around and found this page. Rip.

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Anonymous

He was a great kid and he loved his mom. He always had a smile on his face and he was kind. My heart goes out to his family. I believe he was wearing a helmet.

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Pete

I am very sad to hear about Nate leaving us.
I worked with Nate, and every day he was like a breath of fresh air, always had a smile on his face. Working along side Nate all day, I got to know him pretty well, and although he was much younger than I, he was very mature for his young age.
He had a great love for his friends and family, and especially his mom. I will miss Nate dearly, he was a great person.
Rest in Peace my good friend and God be with you
Pete

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Sherry

Yes he wore a helmet. He did not lose control as police report says it was a hit and run. Neighbors herd the crash

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