Teens Involved in Car Crash Say Taylor Swift Concert Bracelets Saved Their Lives
The teens used the flashing souvenirs to flag down drivers for help after a car accident
Dazzio was driving her sister Caroline and a friend home from Swift’s May 22 concert in Baton Rouge when she fell asleep at the wheel. The car crashed, knocking Elizabeth unconscious and leaving her other passengers trapped inside.
“You could smell the gas and smoke,” Caroline told the local ABC affiliate. “I was just thinking we need to get out of this car.”
The girls tried to use their phones to call for help, but two of the phones were dead and the other was missing, forcing them to figure out a different way to get assistance.
Unable to get the attention of passing cars by shouting, the trapped passengers turned on their light-up bracelets from Swift’s show.
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The souvenirs were created to flash along to the concert’s songs, but they also worked – miraculously – as impromptu emergency flares. After waving the bracelets around for a few minutes, a driver stopped, spotting the lights and figuring it was a call for help.
The driver was able to help pull the girls from the car and contact emergency services. After hearing the story, Swift Tweeted out her well wishes to the fans.
Elizabeth, who was hospitalized after the crash, is expected to be released soon.