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Teenager who survived fall from bridge says she wants her pusher in jail

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 20, 2018
04:28 P.M.

On August 7, Jordan Holgerson was pushed off a bridge on the Lewis River in Yacolt. The person who pushed her was her friend Taylor Smith.

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After saying she wanted to jump off the bridge, Holgerson changed her mind and refused too, but Smith thought it would be a nice prank to push her into a freefall of 60 ft.

Jordan Holgerson, 16, said, “I was like, ‘I want to jump off the bridge,’ and so I went up there, but I kind of got scared because of how high it was.”

However, backing out wasn’t an option when her friend, Taylor Smith, 18, pushed her down anyway. Holgerson is now home recovering from 6 broken ribs, 2 punctured lungs and multiple other internal injuries.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Initially, she was in doubt about her friend paying for what she did, but she’s since changed her mind.

“Well 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,” the teenager said from her home.

The police have finished investigations into the event and the case has been passed on to the Clark County prosecutor’s office for potential criminal charges. Smith said that she “feels really bad about what happened”

She claimed that her intention was never to hurt Holgerson and has apologized to her. Despite this, the victim said the apology didn’t ease her anger when she realizes the fact that she nearly died.

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She also added, “I kind of got mad because the rest of my summer's gone and I'm probably going to be recovering for the rest of the school year.”

The bridge in Moulton Falls Regional Park is a popular spot for daredevils. People jump off it despite seeing the sign that prohibits jumping and diving.

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