Video captures terrifying fall as girl pushed from 60-foot bridge in Washington state
A 16-year-old who was pushed off a bridge into a river in Washington State on Tuesday is speaking out about her injuries.
Jordan Holgerson was standing on the edge of a bridge over Moulton Falls on the Lewis River in Washington State when she was about to jump.
A video shows Holgerson saying “no” as someone else counts down.
“She’s saying no,” someone else says before a person can be seen pushing Holgerson off the bridge.
She hits the water about 60 feet below.
“There’s no good way you’re going to land when you’re pushed off a bridge,” one of Holgerson’s friends told CBS News.
WATCH: Teen pushed off bridge in Washington State details injuries, gives warning
Holgerson is now in hospital and doctors are monitoring the air in her chest for any complications.
“I’m in a lot of pain without medication, I have five broken ribs, there’s air bubbles in my chest,” she told reporters on Thursday.
“And in the air, I think I might have fainted, when I hit the water I was definitely awake and aware.”
“I don’t think I was really thinking about anything, I was just thinking, ‘Don’t land wrong or else you’ll have consequences.'”
A sign is posted on the bridge warning people not to jump from that height.
WATCH: Teen pushed off bridge has rib fractures, will be in hospital for some time, officials say
An official with PeaceHealth hospitals in Washington State said Holgerson belly flopped in the water.
“She’ll be in the hospital until her pain is controlled,” trauma care surgeon MaryClare Sarff said.
“Rib fractures hurt people. The older you are, the harder it is to recover from them. [Holgerson] is young and healthy and so she’s got a lot of reserve. But she needs to have her pain under control, she has to be able to breathe without requiring oxygen, which fortunately she is now.”
Global News has reached out to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for further details about the investigation.
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