Viral 18-Year-Old Who Pushed Friend Off Bridge: 'I'll Accept Whatever Prosecutor Gives Me'
Teen seriously injured in 60-foot fall.
An 18-year-old Washington state girl who pushed her friend off a 60-foot bridge said Friday she will accept whatever the local prosecutor decides in her case.
"She wanted to jump and she was scared and she had asked me to give her a push, and I didn't think about the consequences," Taylor Smith said on ABC News' "Good Morning America."
"I thought she would be fine," she added.
"I didn't think about the consequences. I thought she would be fine... I accept what the prosecutor thinks best for me."
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 17, 2018
In a video that went viral on social media last week, Smith was seen shoving 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off the bridge and into the Lewis River near Vancouver, Washington.
Holgerson ended up in a belly-flop position, suffering several broken ribs and injuring her esophagus and trachea when she slammed into the water.
Investigators are looking into the incident and may file charges against Smith, who acknowledged she caused "bodily harm" and "emotional trauma" to Holgerson.
“It's scary. I accept whatever the prosecutor thinks is best for me. ... I just hope for the best," she said.
Host Michael Strahan asked Smith about Holgerson's desire to see her go to jail for her actions.
"We were pretty close. ... It's a little shocking, but it's understandable. She's probably going through a lot of confusion," she responded.
Smith said she apologized to Holgerson several times, but was "asked to leave" when she attempted to visit her in the hospital.
Watch the segment above, including reaction from George "Tyrus" Murdoch with Dana Perino.