- A woman was involved in a fatal crash with her friends last year when the taxi they were riding collided with a cement truck
- The injured were rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, where doctors find out that Turner’s tight dress saved her life
- The dress served as an old-fashioned brace, which stopped her bones from piercing her internal organs
- She now works in the same hospital as a receptionist and training to be a counselor which helps people overcome traumatic incidents
LEEDS, England – A woman who was saved by her tight dress when she was involved in a car crash, now works at the hospital where she was treated before, and says she still loves to wear the same style of outfit.
Zoe Turner, 22 years old, was traveling home from a Christmas party in a taxi with friends a year ago when their vehicle collided with a cement truck.
She was rushed to the Leeds General Infirmary where doctors told Turner that her £34.99 ($53) red dress had acted as an old-fashioned brace, which stopped her bones from piercing her internal organs.
“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,” Turner said as quoted in article by Rob Waugh for Metro last year.
An article by Anna Slater for Express published on December 13 said Turner suffered a fractured pelvis, spine and breastbone because of the accident, while her friends suffered broken arms, eye sockets and pelvis. Turner now works as a hospital receptionist and now training to be a counselor who helps people overcome traumatic incidents.
Turner has now stuffed her wardrobe with the life-saving dress in different colors.
“If someone told me a dress would save my life I would have laughed, but that’s exactly what happened. The experience was literally the most terrifying thing that ever happened to me,” Turner said.
“I went through months of therapy thinking I’d never get in a car again. It has given me a hunger for helping others. I wanted to give something back to the NHS and be a part of the same hospital which saved my life,” Turner added.
An article by Courtney Greatrex and Daniel Harding for The Mirror published on December 13 said that Turner is also back in the driving seat and is back on attending the Christmas party at her mother’s house.
“This year I won’t be getting a taxi home, my boyfriend will be picking me up. I still love bodycon dresses… I just can’t bring myself to wear a red one. I love my blue bodycon dress though. The red dress is now in a memory box,” Turner said