High school senior continues to fight for her life following serious crash

Updated: 05/02/2014 7:27 PM
Created: 05/02/2014 6:05 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

A high school senior accused of using drugs before crashing a car and seriously injuring his friend headed to court Friday.

The victim is 17-year-old Solomiya Blekot was just weeks away from prom and graduation. She’s been in guarded condition now for days.

Blekot’s friend and the driver, 18-year-old Vincent Scaccia appeared in court Friday. He’s been charged with vehicular assault and driving while impaired by drugs. Both are seniors at Webster Schroeder High School.

Vincent Scaccia walked into court with his parents and wouldn’t answer questions.

Earlier Friday afternoon, News10NBC sat down with family and friends of the victim, Solomiya Blekot. Her family and close friends are holding on to hope.

Flowers and cards have been showing up at Solomiya Blekot's house while the teen fights for her life in the hospital.

Sergai Rykov said, “We cry together, we pray together to Jesus Christ.”

Sergai Rykov has known Solomiya since she was a baby.

Rykov said, “She has a dream to be doctor, to help people.”

Rykov and his wife drove up from Manhattan to show their love for the Blekot family.

Rykov said, “We come here to support the family and her because we believe her life is in God's hands.”

Solomiya was in the passenger seat of a car when it veered off Holt Road and hit a steel garbage dumpster.

Vincenzo Scaccia was silent as he walked into court with his parents. A judge waived the case to the grand jury. The judge said Scaccia is not a flight risk and has no criminal record. He's facing several charges including a felony vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Meanwhile, support continues for the teenage girl. Rykov says he's not holding any grudges.

Rykov said, "Don't judge the people.  Don't judge the family.  Just to help the family, help this child with your prayers."

Almost $17,500 has been raised online for family’s medical expenses. There will also be a fundraiser Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Cam’s Pizzeria on Fairport Nine Mile Point Road in Penfield. The pizzeria will be donating a portion of all their proceeds on Sunday in support of Solomiya and her family.

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