MAIT Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team

Ferdinando Abbondante (Driver-Deceased)
Vehicle: 2013 Yamaha R6 Motorcycle

PINELLAS COUNTY- On July 18, 2022 at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the entrance ramp of the Park Boulevard Bridge in the City of Indian Shores to investigate a fatal single motorcycle crash.

According to investigators, 49-year-old Ferdinando Abbondante traveled onto the eastbound entrance ramp of the Park Boulevard Bridge when he approached slower traffic. Abbondante passed a vehicle on the left side, but when merging back over he collided into the guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Abbondante was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

According to investigators, speed appears to be a factor in the crash. It is unknown if alcohol was also a factor.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.


Posted by Verliz Williams Monday, July 18, 2022 11:11:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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