A teenager who was seriously injured after being pushed from an 18-metre bridge can hardly move or breathe and remains in constant pain, according to her family.
Jordan Holgerson, 16, was with a group of friends when she was shoved from Moulton Falls bridge in Yacolt, Washington, after hesitating when considering a leap into the water below.
Terrifying video shows friends counting in the 16-year-old, to which she replies, “No, I won’t go in.”
Just seconds later a girl can be seen shoving Jordan in the back sending her smashing into the water’s surface at a horrible angle.
“Oh, that’s so f*****,” one man can be heard saying amongst a series of screams.
She suffered five broken ribs, a punctured lung and air bubbles in her chest, while her uterus lining also suffered damage and her legs are covered in significant bruising.
Her aunt has since started a GoFundMe page to help cover her spiralling medical bills as Jordan’s single mother-of-four struggles to cover the cost while taking time off work to be by her daughter’s side.
“She can hardly move or breath and is in pain constantly,” her aunt, Kristie Morgan, said.
While she has returned home from hospital, Ms Morgan says she is struggling to cope mentally following the incident and is taking each day as it comes.
Her mother, Genelle Holgerson, said her daughter could have been killed from the push.
“My daughter’s gonna have a long road to recovery… This is not okay. She could have killed my daughter,” Ms Hogerson told US news outlet KATU 2.
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While Jordan says her friend who pushed her has apologised and held her hands up over the incident, others are calling for the friend to be punished.
Ashley Mahree, the girl who recorded and shared the video online, said the girl’s actions were almost “criminal”.
“This could have easily taken a life, and I think this girl needs to be held accountable in some way,” she wrote online.
According to the GoFundMe page, Jordan is “so thankful for all the kind words and everyone’s prayers”.