continued Wilks said Coluccio’s mother is a single mom who has not left her son’s bedside. She was awoken in the middle of the night by police saying her son was in an accident. He was supposed to be a senior at Bethlehem Central High School in the coming year.
“I personally do not know if he was drinking,” said Wilks. “He doesn’t remember anything. … We all have made poor choices in our life, but does that mean he deserves what he got? Absolutely not. It could be any one of our children lying in that hospital bed. Life will never be the same for him after this.”
As of Friday, July 27, Wilks said Coluccio still had a lacerated kidney and various broken bones. It is not known when he will leave the hospital.
Wilks has now established a benefit fund through Trustco Bank in her nephew’s name. She said the family does have insurance, but other expenses could be astronomical for the family. She said Coluccio will need a wheelchair and may need to be home schooled in the fall after he is sent home
Wilks said the police are continuing to investigate the incident.
“The parents should be held accountable to some degree,” she said.
Those looking to donate to Coluccio’s recovery fund can do so at any Trustco Bank.