Terrifying video shows student Danny Santulli, 19, ‘being dropped on head’ in brutal frat hazing that has left him BLIND
NEW footage shows the moment a college freshman was dropped on his head after being found passed out with his lips turning blue in a suspected frat hazing.
Daniel Santulli is now blind, wheelchair-bound, and unable to speak as a result of brain damage he suffered in October 2021.
His family is looking for answers as to why this hazing happened and wants someone to be held accountable.
They have now filed a lawsuit against two frat brothers, reports DailyMail.
During an event called “Pledge Dad Reveal” at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 18-year-old Daniel was ordered to drink a full-sized bottle of vodka and was given beer through a funnel attached to a tube that was held in his mouth.
The event started around 9.30.
For the next two hours, fraternity brothers would stand by as Daniel grew more and more intoxicated.
Just before 11pm, he was seen falling backward and passing out at a table.
Around 12.30am, he was seen slumped over a couch upside down in surveillance footage obtained by Good Morning America.
While passed out on the couch with his face on the floor, one person walked into the room and picked him up to place him on the couch correctly.
His skin was pale and his lips were blue.
After some time, other frat brothers are seen checking on him and panicking as they try to carry him to the car.
When they near the door, the person carrying Daniel drops him head first on the ground before readjusting their grip to continue carrying him outside.
Unfortunately, it was too little too late.
When Daniel finally received care, he had stopped breathing for long enough for permanent brain damage to occur.
He was in cardiac arrest, still not breathing, and his blood-alcohol level was nearly lethal at 0.486 percent, more than six times the legal limit for driving.
Daniel’s mother, Mary Pat Santulli, has been left wondering why no one called 911.
“A 6-year-old calls 911,” she said. “He’s still not talking or walking, he’s in a wheelchair. He lost his vision. But he hears us and he knows we’re there. We’ll just keep fighting – we’re not going to give up hope.”
Mary Pat has quit her job to take care of Daniel full-time at their family home.
The Santulli family previously sued 23 people, including the frat, and won their case with an undisclosed settlement.
Now, they’re suing two individual frat brothers, Sam Gandhi and Alec Wetzler, and demanding felony charges be brought against them.
Wetzler has been charged with a misdemeanor for providing alcohol to a minor and he is no longer enrolled at the school, but Gandhi has not been charged and remains a student.
The suit alleges Gandhi saw the dire state Danny was in but did nothing to help until it was too late.
According to the lawsuit, Gandhi and Wetzler wanted to make the night one ‘the pledges wouldn’t forget’ by supplying ‘cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol’.
The lawsuit also claims the boys were under caution from the school for a previous hazing incident at the time.
To make matters worse, two days before this incident Daniel had called his sister telling her he had had enough of the hazing process.
“He was sleep-deprived, was having to buy things for the fraternity brothers with his own money, and was repeatedly ordered to clean the brothers’ rooms and bring food, alcohol, and marijuana to them at all hours of the night,” the lawsuit says.
Even though his family urged him to back out, he said he was going to see the process through because “he wasn’t a quitter.”
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