Teens say Taylor Swift light show saved them in wreck after concert
BATON ROUGE - From a hospital room Wednesday, Elizabeth Dazzio said Taylor Swift and her concert producers saved her life last Friday.
Dazzio was driving her sister, Caroline, and a friend home from the show when she fell asleep and wrecked near the I-110/Scenic Highway exit. Dazzio was knocked unconscious, the car was mangled up and the two girls were trapped.
"You could smell the gas and smoke," Caroline said. "I was just thinking we need to get out of this car."
Two of three phones in the car were dead, the girls could not find the third.
Cars passed and none stopped so the girls used bracelets from the show, that had been programmed and synced to the beat of the music, as emergency flares to get the attention of people driving by.
Eventually, someone stopped. 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," Caroline told WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington in an exclusive interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday.
The woman and a man with her helped pull the girls out and called for first responders.
Dazzio is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
On Thursday, Swift tweeted that she was glad to hear the girls were doing well.
This is unreal. I'm so happy they're okay. http://t.co/UnylIwhZv5— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 28, 2015
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