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Moped death teen remembered

PUBLISHED: 11:30 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:54 23 August 2010

CRASH VICTIM: Jamie Gooda.

CRASH VICTIM: Jamie Gooda.

HUNDREDS are expected to attend the funeral of a teenager who died when his moped crashed with a lorry. The funeral of Jamie Gooda, 17, who died after the collision on the A2 at Watling Street, Singlewell, Gravesend, this month will be held tomorrow. Am

HUNDREDS are expected to attend the funeral of a teenager who died when his moped crashed with a lorry.

The funeral of Jamie Gooda, 17, who died after the collision on the A2 at Watling Street, Singlewell, Gravesend, this month will be held tomorrow.

Ambulance crews attempted to save the former Meopham School student after the accident at about 10.30pm on June 13, but he later died at Darent Valley Hospital.

He lived with his parents Mark and Sharon Gooda in Wilberforce Way, Gravesend.

Flowers and banners have been left at the scene of the accident by friends and more than 500 people have now joined a tribute group on Facebook.

Emotional tributes have been left on the social networking site for the popular teenager, including one from his older brother Dan.

It reads: "I know your up in the sky watching over me, I just wish that I cud hear your voice 1 last time, you gave me the best 17 years of my life and u r second to none.

"You've always been there 4 me thru thick and thin.

"I'm never ever going 2 forget u, and my first baby boy I have is gona b called Jamie.

"You will always be in my heart and everyone else's. I'm gonna make sure u get the best send off in the world.

"God bless u lil bro I love u with all my heart and soul. Wait for me at heaven's gates."

Tributes and messages of support to his family have been left on the site, with more being added every day.

Nicknamed Lil Gooda, he was never seen without his trademark Nike baseball cap.

He had worked at High Cross MOT Ltd, in Highcross Road, Southfleet, for a year.

Mr Gooda's funeral will be held at St Georges Church, Gravesend tomorrow at 11am. Everyone who knew him has been invited to attend.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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