Teen Seen Pushing Girl Off Bridge In Viral Video Now Facing Charges

Elias Hubbard
August 20, 2018

"I'm so scared right now", Holgerson can be heard saying.

Jordan Holgerson, the 16-year-old who made headlines when she suffered injuries after being shockingly pushed off a 60 foot bridge by her friend, Taylor Smith, 18, spoke out about the scary incident in a live interview with Today on Aug.18 and insisted she never wanted it to happen.

New video obtained by NBC News shows a woman urging Holgerson to jump.

After arriving at the hospital, Smith was asked to leave and told that she wasn't allowed to see Holgerson.

A Washington teenager was badly hurt when her friend pushed her off the bridge after she said she didn't want to jump. She suffered six broken ribs and two punctured lungs from the impact of her plunge at Moulton Falls Regional Park on August 7.

Under Washington state law, reckless endangerment is considered a gross misdemeanor.

"I don't think that's what kids do to have fun", Holgerson said. Then one day Holgerson stopped replying.

"I never asked Taylor to push me", she told TODAY.

"I wanted Taylor to be put away for a little bit so that she can think about what she did and about her actions". I'm really sorry it turned out that way.

She clarified that she did not have any malicious or ill intent in the act.

According to KOIN, Jordan said that as she was falling, she "wasn't thinking about anything, just what to do".

Before she was charged, Smith told ABC News that she never meant to hurt her friend.

Seeing Holgerson's response change from forgiveness to complete silence wasn't surprising for Smith. Asked if she was planning to file a lawsuit, Holgerson responded that it's a possibility.

Despite facing one count of reckless endangerment, Smith said she is willing to accept the prosecutors decision since she caused Holgerson bodily harm and emotional trauma. Jordan also admitted that she may even sue Taylor "if it gets to that point".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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