The 16-year-old girl suffered from six broken ribs and a punctured lung says she wants justice after the friend who pushed her appeared in court.
The incident happened on August 7. 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson wasn’t ready to jump off Washington Bridge but her friend 18-year-old Taylor Smith pushed her anyway.
Smith had her first court appearance in Clark County on Tuesday. She faces one count of reckless endangerment.
The teen looked so nervous when she appeared in the Washington court, Holgerson was also present there.
She faces a charge of reckless endangerment for pushing Jordan Holgerson off a 60-foot bridge that created air bubbles in her chest and caused her to break six ribs and puncture a lung. The charge is punishable by a year in jail.
But Holgerson hopes to see her punished for the deed.
‘I’m just looking for justice. I hope this is over soon. … She’s making this a difficult trial,’ Holgerson said. ‘I hope that she learns something. She said that she was going to take full responsibility. … All that she’s been doing is lying. … I just don’t think she really even cares,’ she added.
The horrific fall was recorded by a cell-phone and the shocking clip instantly went viral.
Holgerson told authorities that Smith pushed her, according to a complaint filed in Clark County District Court.
Smith admitted that she pushed her friend off the bridge, but she did it to help Holgerson overcome her fear and she did not want to hurt her.
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