A woman survived a horrific taxi crash with a cement mixer because a skin-tight red dress stopped her bones from piercing her internal organs.
The Daily Mail reports that university graduate Zoe Turner, 21, from Wakefield, wore the £35 bodycon dress to a Christmas party. But on her way home, a cement mixer crashed into Miss Turner’s taxi, leaving her and three friends with life-threatening injuries.
Doctors told Miss Turner that her snug dress had acted like an old-fashioned corset and had stopped her bones popping out and perforating vital organs.
The medics said she could have suffered fatal internal injuries if she had not been wearing such a tight garment.
Miss Turner said: “I couldn’t believe my dress saved my life. That’s the best £35 I’ve ever spent.
“Although I didn’t come off lightly, the end result could have been a lot worse.“ The doctors told me that if I hadn’t worn such a tight dress which held in place my bones as the car impacted, I would have most definitely punctured vital organs as my bones went out of place.”
Miss Turner had put on the figure-hugging dress to attend her mother’s work do at Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground.
But the drama unfolded when Miss Turner got into a taxi with a group of friends for the 35-minute journey home.
Just after the taxi had pulled off, a cement truck careered into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Miss Turner was in the passenger’s seat wearing a seat belt.
But her three friends in the back were not strapped in and were knocked unconscious due to the impact.
The driver’s head went through the front window.