The teenager who pushed her friend from an 18-metre bridge and left her with serious injuries has reportedly been pictured days after the incident enjoying herself at a local fair.
The family of Jordan Holgerson have said Taylor Smith isn’t sorry for her actions after shoving her 16-year-old friend from Moulton Falls bridge in Yacolt, Washington. Ms Holgerson had hesitated when approaching the bridge to take the leap.
Ms Smith was pictured with a friend at the Clark County Fair in a post on Instagram on Saturday, The Sun reported.
“Taylor has been going out as if nothing happened,” a family member of Ms Holgerson told the publication.
“She’s been at a pool party and there were pictures of her at the county fair with a friend on Instagram.
“She clearly doesn’t care”.
While Ms Smith messaged Ms Holgerson an apology, her family doesn’t believe it was sincere.
Terrifying footage of the incident shows friends counting Jordan in for a jump, to which she replies, “No, I won’t go in.”
Just seconds later Ms Smith, 18, 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 among 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.
Jordan returns home from hospital
Ms Holgerson left hospital over the weekend but her family says she can barely move and is in constant pain.
Her aunt has since started a GoFundMe page to help cover her spiralling medical bills as the teen’s single mother of four struggles to cover the cost while taking time off work to be by her daughter’s side.
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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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.