Taylor Smith, the 18-year-old girl now notorious for pushing her friend off a bridge into the water 60 feet below, spoke on Good Morning America Friday to express her contrition. “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,” Smith said during the interview about the incident in Washington state on Aug. 7. “I thought she would be fine.” Sixteen-year-old Jordan Holgerson was not fine, however: After plummeting and belly-flopping into the water, she suffered “five broken ribs, a bruised esophagus, and an injured trachea. Holgerson told local TV outlet KATU that “I went to the top of the bridge and my other—my friend... she came up to the bridge with me[...] And so, she was counting down but I didn’t think anything of it. And I was like, ‘No, don’t count down, like, I won’t go if you count down. I’m not ready.’ And then she pushed me.” Holgerson has since claimed she wants her former friend to go to jail for what she did. Smith seemed to accept this, telling GMA “I accept whatever the prosecutors think is best for me, considering I caused not only bodily harm but emotional trauma as well.” Prosecutors have not yet determined what charges they will file, but say Smith has cooperated fully.
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