Teen who pushed friend off Washington bridge: 'I thought she would be fine'

The young woman who pushed her friend off a six-story bridge in Washington state said she didn’t think about the consequences.

Speaking to “Good Morning America,” Taylor Smith, 18, admits she pushed 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off the bridge over the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver on Aug. 7.

"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 said.

Horrifying video shows Holgerson falling to the water, screaming all the way down. She suffered five broken ribs, a bruised esophagus and an injured trachea.

New video obtained by the “Today” show captures the moments leading up to the push.

“I’m so scared right now,” Holgerson can be heard saying.

“Jordan, I am going to push you,” Smith says.

Smith said she tried to visit her friend in the hospital was “asked to leave.”

Smith is expected to find out soon whether she faces criminal charges and said she will accept whatever punishment comes her way.

"I accept whatever the prosecutors think is best for me, considering I caused not only bodily harm but emotional trauma as well," she said. "But I just hope for the best."

Smith added that she hopes they can reconcile and insisted she never intended to hurt her friend.

"I love that girl," Smith said. "I never intended to hurt her ever, nor would I intend to hurt anyone. I'm really sorry it turned out that way. I just pray that she heals and gets better."


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