Teen Thanks Taylor Swift for Saving Her Friends' Lives After Accident – with a Light-Up Bracelet from Singer's Concert
Avery Talbot shared the scary story of her friend falling asleep at the wheel after the 1989 show on Swift's website
For three teens, going to a Taylor Swift show was not only a life-changing experience, but a life-saving one as well.
Concertgoer Avery Talbot wrote a lengthy post on the pop star’s website Sunday to share a story about how the LED bracelets from Swift’s 1989 concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, may have helped rescue three of her friends from a potentially fatal car accident.
In the post, Talbot explained that after the concert, her group of friends split up and three of them – sisters Elizabeth and Caroline Dazzio, along with a third friend – decided to drive home in the wee hours of the morning, resulting in Dazzio falling asleep at the wheel and crashing the car.
“It was almost 1 a.m. and pitch black and the girls and totaled car could not be seen,” Talbot wrote.
The car wreck occurred near the I-110/Scenic Highway exit, according to WBRZ. Two of the girls’ cell phones were dead, while the third phone couldn’t be found in the mangled vehicle.
“You could smell the gas and smoke,” Caroline told WBRZ. “I was just thinking we need to get out of this car.”
But thanks to the light-up bracelets that concertgoers received to brighten up the stadium during Swift’s show, the group managed to catch the attention of another driver on the highway.
Talbot’s message continued: “When the two girls in the back (Emma & Caroline) realized they could not receive help, one of their bracelets flashed They started tapping the bracelets to the windows & eventually a lady pulled aside to help and call 911.”
The woman and a man with her helped pull the girls out and called for first responders, WBRZ reported. The girls are doing well and the driver, Elizabeth, is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
“She said without those bracelets they probably would have not been seen,” Talbot wrote in the message.
And the shocking story caught the attention of the “Bad Blood” singer, who Tweeted about the incident Thursday.
“This is unreal,” she said. “I’m so happy they’re okay.”