Teen's surprising reaction to friend who pushed her off bridge

A teenager who was almost killed by her friend when she allegedly pushed her off a bridge says she thinks a prison sentence might be "too harsh".

Jordan Holgerson, then 16, was standing on the edge of the bridge at Moulton Falls, Washington, about to back out of a jump when Taylor Smith allegedly pushed her from behind, sending her plunging into water 18 metres below.

She landed on her chest, breaking five ribs, puncturing both lungs and bruising her oesophagus. 

Smith apologised for her actions but Ms Holgerson previously told NBC she wanted her friend to go to jail. 

Smith was charged with reckless endangerment, but now Ms Holgerson says she is unsure about the harsh penalty she previously wished upon her friend. 

Jordan Holgerson landed on her chest, breaking five ribs, puncturing both lungs and bruising her oesophagus.
Jordan Holgerson landed on her chest, breaking five ribs, puncturing both lungs and bruising her oesophagus. Photo credit: Good Morning America

"Certain days I kind of want her to be put in jail but some days I think that might be a little too harsh," she told US Today.

"So, in court I was kind of hoping for justice and her being sentenced and everything just kind of being over because it's been a long process."

Moulton Falls is a popular jumping spot, though signage warns people against it.

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