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Maspeth Man is Dead After Falling From Scooter Blocks From His Home

A Maspeth man is dead after falling from his scooter just blocks from where he lived (Photo: Unsplash)

Jan. 3, 2023 By Christian Murray

A 46-year-old Maspeth man is dead after falling off his electric scooter just blocks from his home Monday night.

Hamdan Almatare, of 65th Place, fell from his scooter in the vicinity of Hamilton Place and Borden Avenue at approximately 11 p.m., according to police. When officers arrived on the scene, they found him lying on the roadway with trauma to his body.

EMS transported Almatare to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined he was riding northbound on Hamilton Place, in the vicinity of Borden Avenue, when for unknown reasons he fell from the scooter and onto the roadway.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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