'I'm looking for justice': Teen who pushed friend off bridge fronts court


A teenager is ‘looking for justice’ after she was badly injured when a friend allegedly pushed her off an 18-metre high bridge.

Footage of Jordan Holgerson, 16, being pushed off the bridge in August went viral and her friend Taylor Smith was charged with reckless endangerment over the incident at Moulton Falls Regional Park, northeast of Vancouver.

The Columbian reports the trial has now been postponed until February, allowing more time for Ms Smith’s lawyers to negotiate with prosecutors over the case.

Jordan Holgerson, 16, was injured after being pushed off a bridge in Vancouver, Wash. Source: KATU via ABC News

Ms Smith has entered a not guilty plea to the charge of reckless endangerment, a gross misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and/or a $6,900 fine.

ABC News in the US reports during a court hearing on Tuesday Ms Holgerson said: “I’m just looking for justice”.

“I hope this is over soon … she’s making this a difficult trial,” she said.

A teenager accused of injuring her friend when she pushed her off a bridge was charged with reckless endangerment. Source: Youtube/Genelle Holgerson

Ms Smith spoke out to ABC after the incident in August, saying she accepted the charges and hoped for the best for her friend.

But Ms Holgerson, who cracked five ribs and punctured a lung in the fall, doesn’t believe Ms Smith has learned her lesson.

“She said that she was going to take full responsibility … All that she’s been doing is lying … I just don’t think she really even cares,” she told ABC.