Donald Giamonco, 24, from Norfolk, VA has been identified as the man who caused a fatal DUI accident leaving one dead and eight injured. It had only been a few days into the new year when Giamonco was driving on Macon Road east of Whitten Road around 2:50 a.m. when his pickup truck struck an SUV that was occupied by 25-year-old Connor Richards and eight others. Fox 13 reported that Giamonco had a passenger in the pickup with him as well.
When deputies arrived on the scene of the accident, there were “people scattered all over the street.” While some had been ejected from the vehicle, others had crawled out. And as a result of the DUI accident, all eight of the passengers traveling with Richards was taken to the local hospital to be treated for their injuries. Another news source reported that Richards had been coming back from his grandmother’s funeral prior to the accident occurring.
After police determined that Giamonco was driving while intoxicated, he was arrested for DUI and is now facing several different charges which include DUI & reckless driving, vehicular homicide, and eight counts of aggravated assault. When the accident first occurred, he was transported to Regional One with life-threatening injuries, but now is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $500,000 bond as a result of his neglectful actions.
As for the man whose life he took, he was described in an article published by wavy.com as a local nurse who was caring, compassionate, and full of life. He recently graduated from Sentara College nursing school and was working at Sentara Norfolk General in the Trauma Center.
DUI Accidents Have the Tendency to Affect Multiple Individuals
The repercussions of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol not only affect the negligent person, but also those who cross paths with them. In this case, one man has lost his life, who barely had a chance to truly live, and the remaining individuals traveling with him suffered injuries. It’s tragic when accidents such as these occur and many of those whose lives have been impacted by a DUI accident aren’t exactly sure what to do following it.
That is where the Norfolk, VA drunk driving accident lawyers at Lawrence K. Land come in. The attorneys at this firm work to help protect the legal rights of DUI accident victims as well as their family members who may have also been affected by an accident. If you have been involved in an accident recently and are looking for closure or wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party who caused you pain and suffering, you are going to want to contact this firm immediately by calling 757-625-1911. Call now to schedule a consultation or receive some free legal advice from the best DUI crash attorneys in Norfolk, VA.