Woman Who Pushed Her Friend Off A Bridge Finally Speaks Up With Surprising Comments

Jena Greene | Reporter

The young woman who pushed a high school student off a 60-foot bridge earlier this month made her first appearance on national television Friday morning.

Taylor Smith, 18, and her 16-year-old friend, Jordan Holgerson, took a hike in Moulton Falls on the Lewis River in Yacolt, Washington, on August 7. The two girls, accompanied by several other friends, planned to jump off the bridge into the rapids below. But when Holgerson expressed fear about jumping off, Smith pushed her and sent her plummeting 60 feet into the water below. (RELATED: Watch The Horrifying Moment A Teenage Girl Was Thrown Off A Cliff [VIDEO])

Asked about what she was thinking on “Good Morning America,” Smith answered: not much.

“She wanted to jump and she was scared and she had asked me to give her a push, and I didn’t think about the consequences,” Smith explained, adding, “I thought she would be fine.”

Jordan Holgerson is still recovering in the hospital. She sustained five broken ribs, a bruised esophagus, punctured a lung, and air bubbles in her chest.

Prosecutors in Washington are currently looking into the case and considering charging Smith.

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