Teen Now Faces Charges After Pushing Friend Off 60-Foot Washington Bridge

"No I won't go", she mumbled.

Prosecutors in Clark County, Washington, announced charges against 18-year-old Taylor Smith on Friday, claiming she "created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury" when she shoved Jordan Holgerson, 16, near Moulton Falls on August 7.

Investigators said Smith admitted to pushing Holgerson off the bridge, but stated that she did so in an attempt to help her overcome her fear, not to hurt her.

"I wanted Taylor to be put away for a little bit so that she can think about what she did and about her actions", she told NBC.

"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", Holgerson previously said, adding that Smith's apology to her wasn't enough.

Holgerson fell about 50 feet and suffered significant injuries including six broken ribs, a punctured lung, air bubbles in her chest and significant trauma to large portions of her skin surface, according to court documents. "I never asked Taylor to push me and I don't think I would have if I wouldn't have jumped", Jordan said in the interview.

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Video that was posted earlier on YouTube and later removed shows Holgerson standing on the bridge with friends. Then one day Holgerson stopped replying.

Jordan Holgerson, the teen who survived being pushed from a 60-foot bridge into a river, joins TODAY live: "I never asked Taylor to push me and I don't think I would have if I wouldn't have jumped".

"I never asked Taylor to push me", she told TODAY. "I never meant to hurt her ever, nor would I intend to hurt anyone".

Debbra McEldowney said Friday that she hopes wounds are healed, both physical and emotional. I'm really sorry it turned out that way.

Seeing Holgerson's response change from forgiveness to complete silence wasn't surprising for Smith.

As for Holgerson, doctors said she's lucky to be alive.

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