Three Teens Saved From Wreck by Taylor Swift’s Concert Bracelets
BATON ROUGE, La., June 2 (UPI) — While driving home after an exhausting night jamming out with Taylor Swift at her Louisiana stadium concert May 22, Elizabeth Dazzio fell asleep at the wheel, causing their SUV to crash into a pole.
Dazzio was knocked unconscious, and her two passengers were trapped in her mangled car with no means of contacting emergency assistance, says local outlet WBRZ. All they had were the light bracelets from Swift’s concert, which were given to them prior to the show.
Multiple cars on the interstate passed the girls without noticing the wreck, which was far off the road. The two girls — Caroline Dazzio and a young friend — decided to try to attract attention using their bracelets that still worked while their dead cell phones proved useless. In order to do so, they banged on the windows around them and made sure their bright bracelets were visible.
A woman driving with a male passenger soon noticed and stopped to help the girls. “She could tell that there was someone in the car,” Caroline told WBRZ the following Wednesday. The two drivers effectively pulled the teens from the wreck and alerted first-responders.
The driver, Elizabeth Dazzio will be released from the hospital soon after sustaining injuries. She told the outlet that she is happy to have a quick-thinking sister and friend and grateful that they got her to the hospital as soon as they did.
When Taylor Swift heard of the news, she tweeted a note of disbelief and relief: “This is unreal. I’m so happy they’re okay.” Turns out her bracelets — which were meant to glow to the beat of her songs — also double as effective emergency flares.