The Washington 16-year-old whose friend pushed her off a 60-foot bridge says that friend should "sit in jail and think about ... what she did."
So says Jordan Holgerson, now home from the hospital but still recovering from six broken ribs, two punctured lungs, and other internal injuries, in an interview with Today.
She says she at first didn't want 18-year-old Taylor Smith punished, but she has thought about it more and changed her mind.
"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," she says, adding that Smith's apology to her wasn't enough.
The girls were with other friends at Moulton Falls Regional Park, at a spot popular with daredevils who want to jump from the bridge to the water below despite signs barring such antics. Holgerson says she went up on the bridge because she thought she wanted to jump, then changed her mind when she saw how high it was.
When people jump, they try to go into the water feet-first; Holgerson, instead, belly-flopped after being pushed. Doctors say entering the water the wrong way could feel like smacking into concrete.
Holgerson says she's still in a lot of pain.
Later, it was learned that Taylor Smith had been charged Friday with reckless endangerment for pushing the teen off a bridge.
KGW reports that charging documents filed by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's office say Taylor Smith created "a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury" to the 16-year-old girl.
Reckless endangerment is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state, punishable by up to a year in jail.
It was not immediately clear if Smith had an attorney. She previously told ABC that "apologized several times" and tried to visit Holgerson in the hospital but was asked to leave.
(Smith says she "feels really bad.")
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