If you’re a fan of Taylor Swift, you probably go to her concerts to be entertained with a couple of hours of music and dazzling stage costumes. But did you know attending a Taylor Swift concert could possibly save your life? For three Baton Rouge teens, they may not have known that before May 22, but they sure know it now.
Louisiana ABC affiliate WBRZ2 reported that three teens were involved in a car accident on the way home from a Taylor Swift concert when the driver, Elizabeth Dazzio, fell asleep at the wheel. While Dazzio lost consciousness, her sister Caroline and a friend were awake, but trapped inside the extensively damaged vehicle. Of course, they had cell phones, but two of their phones were dead and they could not find the third.
Caroline told WBRZ2 that cars passed by, but no one stopped to assist as they could not see the vehicle in the dark. Then things got really serious, according to Caroline.
“You could smell the gas and smoke. I was just thinking we need to get out of this car.”
And that’s when Taylor Swift (or whoever had the idea for the lighted bracelets) became unwitting heroes for the three girls. What had been a simple concert prop and souvenir became emergency flares to draw attention to the accident site and get the teens assistance. A couple confirm that they stopped because they saw the lights from the bracelets, pulling the girls from the car and calling for emergency assistance.
Elizabeth was still in the hospital recovering from the accident at the time of WBRZ2‘s report, but all things considered, the night could have ended in tragedy for three families if it wasn’t for three Taylor Swift concert bracelets.
Word of the accident got back to Swift herself, and the pop music sensation took time out of her busy schedule to tweet her relief that no one was seriously hurt.
“This is unreal. I’m so happy they’re okay.”
Taylor Swift continues her current 1989 Tour and was joined onstage in Detroit Saturday by besties Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid, just two of the long list of stars of Taylor’s recent “Bad Blood” video. The song and video are Taylor Swift’s take on her ongoing feud with fellow pop princess Katy Perry.
[Taylor Swift photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS, Car photo courtesy of WBRZ2]