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Driver in crash that captured hearts of Internet users released from hospital

1 year 6 months 1 week ago May 28, 2015 May 28, 2015 Thursday, May 28 2015 May 28, 2015 8:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Elizabeth Dazzio, the girl who has become a viral sensation after her friends used their blinking Taylor Swift bracelets to get rescued from a mangled car crash last week, was released from the hospital Thursday.

In an exclusive interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, Dazzio explained that the bracelets she and her passengers were wearing originally were synced to the light show of the concert at Tiger Stadium Friday night but kept blinking when touched after the show and were used to flag down motorists who drove by the wreck site near I-110 and Scenic Highway.

A woman told the girls she saw the lights and knew someone was in trouble.

"She could tell that there was someone in the car," Dazzio's sister, Caroline - who was riding with her when the crash happened - said. The woman and a man with her helped pull the girls out and called for first responders.

The Dazzio sisters and a third girl were riding in the car, headed home after the concert when Elizabeth said she must have fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed.

Their story was shared across the Internet Wednesday night and Thursday. Even Taylor Swift tweeted that she was glad to hear the girls were doing well.

The original story is now the most popular story ever on WBRZ.com.
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