A sixteen-year-old girl was pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls in north Clark County, Washington, on Aug. 7.
After falling into the East Fork of the Lewis River, Jordan Holgerson suffered five cracked ribs, a bruised esophagus, an injury her trachea and got air trapped in the lining of her lungs,
She is recovering at the PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center where her mother, Genelle Holgerson, told The Daily News:
She is lucky she is not paralyzed or dead. We’re lucky she is going to recover and not have permanent injuries.
Genelle said the identity of the person who pushed her daughter is known:
I’m very upset with her. She is an adult, and I’m sure she should have known better. She could have killed my daughter.
A surgeon told Oregon Live that Jordan was fortunate to survive:
When you fall three times your height, 50 percent of people will die. That’s usually about 25 feet. When you’re falling from (60 feet), that’s like falling on concrete. She could have broken her neck, she could have been a quadriplegic.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
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