A woman, namely Tay'lor Smith, 19, was sentenced to two days in prison and 38 days on a county work crew after pleading guilty to pushing her friend of age, Jordan Holgerson, from a bridge at a swimming area in Vancouver.
Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman sentenced the 19-year-old on Wednesday, March 27, saying in light of Holgerson's serious injuries, she should do some jail.
Earlier this month, Smith pleaded guilty to "misdemeanor reckless endangerment as a plea agreement.
Smith pushed her friend off the 50-foot bridge on August 7 at Moulton Falls, Vancouver. According to a video shared on YouTube, Holgerson can be seen being pushed by Smith.
The incident left Holgerson's ribs broken and lungs punctured. The fall also caused severe bruising.
During the hearing in court on Wednesday, Holgerson said she is still dealing with physical therapy, pain, anxiety and panic attacks.
As Holgerson started crying to the judge, an advocate read her statement at the court. The lawyer said Holgerson was terrified after being pushed and when she was in the water, she thought was going to die.
Holgerson's father, Genelle Holgerson, said in a statement,
We feel lucky today that she is alive. It has cost me and my family lost wages not to mention stress and heartache.
Smith apologized to Holgerson in court. She broke down in tears when she was handcuffed and taken out of the courtroom.
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