A Washington teen who suffered multiple injuries after being pushed off a 60-foot high bridge said she’s “just looking for justice” following a hearing for the one-time friend who shoved her.
Taylor Smith, who is facing one count of reckless endangerment after she was seen in a viral video pushing her former friend Jordan Holgerson, 16, off the bridge at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver, Washington, on Aug. 7, waived her right to a speedy trial in court Tuesday.
The move will reportedly give her legal team more time to negotiate with prosecutors, ABC News reports.
But Holgerson (pictured below) said after the hearing that she's looking for a resolution that she feels justifies the act.
"I hope that she learns something," Holgerson said. "She said that she was going to take full responsibility...All that she's been doing is lying...I just don't think she really even cares."
She also said she hoped the ordeal was "over soon" and believes Smith is making it a "difficult trial."
After falling off the bridge and slamming into the water below, Holgerson suffered six broken ribs, a punctured lung and air bubbles in her chest.
The former friends have each offered varying accounts of what happened that day.
Smith has claimed that Holgerson, who is seen in the video wearing a swimsuit and standing on the outside of the bridge's railing before she is pushed, had wanted her to push her because she was too scared to jump herself, according to comments she made on Good Morning America.
Holgerson has consistently disagreed with that version of events.
In a complaint filed in Clark County District Court, Holgerson told authorities that the push was not wanted, according to ABC News.
She also said in an August interview on the Today show that she did not want her friend to shove her off the bridge.
"I never asked Taylor to push me," she said, adding that she "can't imagine" making that kind of request.
At the time, Holgerson aired hope that Smith would serve jail time for her actions.
"I just wanted Taylor to be put away for a little bit so that she could think about what she did and about her actions," she said.
Smith, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge, could face up to a year in jail if convicted.
The next hearing in the case is set for February 2019.
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