The 16-year-old girl who was seriously injured after being pushed by a friend from a 60-foot bridge to a river has spoken from the hospital saying she could have died easily.
Jordan Holgerson suffered five broken ribs and a punctured lung after he dived into Moulton Falls on the Lewis River in Yacolt, Washington on Tuesday.
The teenager spoke outside the hospital on Thursday after the images of her being pushed became viral.
"I could have died, easily," he told reporters.
Jordan Holgerson, 16, spoke Thursday from the hospital saying she could have died easily after being pushed from a 60-foot platform in Washington state two days earlier
"In the air, I think I might have lost consciousness," he told KOIN. "But I was conscious and awake when I got to the water."
Jordan said that someone immediately swam to rescue her after she hit the water.
They then quickly took her to the PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.
Genelle Holgerson, the girl's mother, said Jordan suffered five broken ribs and internal injuries. She also suffered a bruised esophagus, an injured trachea, air bubbles in her chest and a punctured lung.
"She's lucky she's not paralyzed or dead," Holgerson told Thoroughbred Daily News.
"She's alert but it hurts and she's very tired." We are lucky that he recovers and does not have permanent injuries. "
"No, I will not go in," Jordan is heard telling his friends who are trying to pressure her to jump off the bridge. Suddenly, one of them pushes her
You can hear a man in front of the camera asking "Ready?" before you see a friend pushing Jordan off the bridge
It is not yet clear how long Jordan will have to be hospitalized. She hopes to be suffering for about six weeks.
The ordeal was captured on video while Jordan was standing on the 60-foot-high ledge with her friends gathered behind her.
"No, I will not go in," Jordan is heard telling his friends who are trying to pressure her to jump off the bridge.
She tells her friends & # 39; not & # 39; for the second time in the video, but the group still meets to make it jump. Then, suddenly, a man asks, "Ready?" and you see a friend pushing Jordan from the bridge.
The teenager dived into the water below and landed with a dreadful sound when her friends gasped.
& # 39; Oh, that's so f **** d & # 39 ;, you can hear someone saying off the camera.
Jordan suffered five broken ribs and internal injuries. He also suffered a bruised esophagus, an injured trachea, air bubbles in his chest and a punctured lung
The red and bruised left thigh of Holgerson looks up after it crashed into the water from 60 feet
Jordan's mother has revealed that the friend who pushed Jordan into the water is an adult.
"I am very angry with her," said the mother of four children, who believes the woman should give herself up. "She's an adult, and I'm sure she should have known."
Jordan said that her friend has since said sorry, but that her apologies are not enough.
"I could have died," he said. "It could have ended much worse, that's what I'm thinking about."
Kaytlin, Jordan's sister, said she confronted the friend on social media, saying that a true friend would not have done that.
"Friends do not push someone that high, so they killed me," Kaytlin said.
Jordan, speaking from his hospital bed, revealed that Tuesday was his first time on the bridge. She said she was "conscious and awake" when she hit the water
The Moulton Falls bridge, where Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed by a supposed friend
"She almost said that she regretted doing it and that she would not have done it if she knew the result and that she knew it was absurd.
"I think the girl who pushed her should have some kind of consequence because you will not learn your lesson if you think you can do it again and you think everything will be fine."
Ashley Mahree, the woman who posted the shocking clip on YouTube, also said she believes the woman who pressured Jordan should go to jail.
"This seems to be almost criminal … this could have cost life," Mahree wrote in the YouTube description.
"I think this girl must be accountable in some way."
Clark County Fire Chief Ben Peeler confirmed that it is illegal to jump off the bridge.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.