Holgerson was standing on the ledge as friends filmed. She had planned to jump but backed out at the last second. Then Smith pushed her and she fell from the bridge and into the water below, smacking the water with her chest-first. The speed at which she fell meant that when she hit the water, she would have suffered the same impact as if she had been hitting concrete, according to experts.
Holgerson broke six ribs and punctured both lungs after she fell about 60 feet down the bridge.
Tay’lor initially faced up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for the incident that went viral when a video was posted on YouTube. But prosecutors are now recommending no jail time when she is sentenced March 27.
Smith previously spoke out to say she was sorry for hurting her friend.