Girl, 16, pushed off 60ft bridge despite saying "no" wants pal who nearly killed her to be
Culled from Mirror
As officials consider possible charges against Taylor Smith, the teenager who pushed her friend off a 60-foot bridge into a river in Washington state, the victim who survived the fall is speaking out. “At first, I didn't really want Taylor to get in trouble, but now that I've thought about it more, I'm kind of wanting her to sit in jail and think about at least what she did,” Jordan Holgerson said, NBC reported.
A 16-year-old girl who was pushed off a 60ft bridge despite saying "no" wants the friend who nearly killed her to be jailed.
Jordan Holgerson was sent plunging into a river after being shoved off the bridge in Washington state, US, by pal Taylor Smith, Mirror reported.
Despite suffering serious injuries in the plunge, including six broken ribs, she initially "didn't really want" Taylor to get into trouble.
But now, she says she wants the 18-year-old to serve some jail time.
"Well at first I didn't really want Taylor to get in trouble," Jordan, who also sustained two punctured lungs and bruising, told NBC News .
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"But now that I've thought about it more, I'm kind of wanting her to sit in jail and think about at least what she did."
She added: "I'm in a lot of pain. In the mornings it's the worst, like it hurts to breathe. My side hurts. My shoulder hurts. I can't even get up."
Taylor has reportedly been co-operating with investigators
Dramatic video footage captured Jordan falling dozens of feet from the bridge in Moulton Falls Regional Park, Yacolt, last Tuesday.
The teenager could be seen standing nervously at the edge of the structure, before her pal, later identified as Taylor, pushed her from behind.
Surrounded by friends, she was reportedly heard saying "no" twice, before plunging into the Lewis River. She landed with a 'belly flop'.
Cops have investigated the incident and have passed the case to Clark County prosecutors, who are said to be considering charges.
Taylor has reportedly been co-operating with investigators.
In an earlier text to NBC News, she said she had repeatedly apologised to Jordan and that she "feels really bad about what happened".
She also said she had been receiving threats.
However, in her latest interview, Jordan said her pal's apology doesn't help her 'madness' that she almost died and the rest of her summer is "gone".
The teenager had gone to the bridge with friends last week.
It is thought she had initially wanted to jump off the bridge, but ended up getting "scared" because of its height and told her pals "no".
Jordan Holgerson has been left with six broken ribs, two punctured lungs and severe bruising (Image: Today)