Breanna Furphy, 17, an Amador Valley High School senior who was seriously injured June 11 in an off-road vehicle accident the day before she was to graduate, remains in serious condition today at Standford Medical Center.
She won special commendations from Amador Valley High School principal Bill Coupe, who explained to the graduation crowd during commencement exercises on the evening of June 12 why Furphy wouldn't be among those receiving their diplomas that night.
Furphy suffered major injuries in the accident on private property near Sunol. She was sitting on the passenger side of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with no doors on a private ranch off of Niles Canyon Road, said California Highway patrolman Jeff Piccinini.
Piccinini said the truck was on a somewhat paved road going down a hill when it hit a rock or a bump in the road. The male driver lost control, he added, and the vehicle rolled.
Furphy was reportedly ejected from the truck and was hit by the vehicle as it rolled, according to Piccinini, who said she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Furphy was airlifted to Stanford Medical Center where she remains under care.