CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Teen pushed off bridge in Washington

Friday, August 10, 2018
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Teen injured after being pushed off bridge

Terrifying video has surfaced of a 16-year-old girl being pushed off a bridge more than 30 feet high in Washington state.

The 50-foot drop into the East Fork Lewis River broke four of Jordon Holgerson's ribs and caused damage to her lung.

"I could have died, easily, but I didn't," she said.

The teen told KATU-TV that her friend pushed her.

In the hospital, Holgerson couldn't talk about the incident while the Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating, but the teen described what it was like falling from that high up.

"In the air, I was trying to push myself forward so I could be straight up and down so my feet hit first, but that didn't really work," she said.

She said she wasn't awake for part of the fall.

"In the air might have fainted but when I hit I was definitely awake and aware," Holgerson said.

She said when she hit the water she couldn't breathe or swim. Another friend and strangers helped rescue her and get help.

"I'm in a lot of pain without medication. I have five broken ribs. There's air bubbles in my chest."

Holgerson said she was shocked when she saw video of the incident.

Clark County sheriff's detectives met with Holgerson during their investigation. A spokesperson with the Sheriff's Office said the person who pushed her could face charges for Assault or Reckless Endangerment.

The teen said it will take several weeks to recover.

"I can't do anything active for six weeks. I'm supposed to keep walking and try and make my lungs healthier," she said.

Information from: KATU-TV


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