Teenager who pushed friend off a bridge in Washington charged

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Authorities charged an 18-year-old with reckless endangerment over pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge in Washington state, an incident that was captured on video.

Taylor Smith was charged Friday over the Aug. 7 incident.

Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls northeast of Vancouver, Washington, and fell 60 feet. She suffered injuries ranging from broken ribs to punctured lungs.

New video obtained by NBC News shows a woman urging Holgerson to jump. In it a woman tells Holgerson to “just go” and “I’m going to push you.”

Video that was posted earlier on YouTube and later removed shows Holgerson standing on the bridge with friends. Then a woman forcefully pushes her off the span.

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