Party dress saved taxi crash woman’s life after night out at Leeds United’s stadium

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A WAKEFIELD woman survived a horrific crash during her taxi ride home after a night out in Leeds thanks to her skin-tight bodycon dress - which stopped her bones piercing her internal organs.

University graduate Zoe Turner, 21, splashed out £34.99 on the little red dress from online retailer Missguided and squeezed into it for a party at Leeds United’s Elland Road ground.

But disaster struck when her cab home was hit by a cement mixer in the early hours of December 14, leaving Zoe and her three friends with life-threatening injuries.

Incredibly, doctors told Zoe that her bodycon dress was so tight it acted like an old-fashioned corset and stopped her bones popping out and perforating her vital organs.

They said she could have suffered fatal internal injuries if she wasn’t wearing such a tight garment.

Zoe said: “I couldn’t believe my dress saved my life. That’s the best £35 I’ve ever spent.

“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.”

Zoe had slipped on the figure-hugging midi dress to attend her 44-year-old mum’s work Christmas do at Elland Road on December 13.

Zoe was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where she was sent for a CT scan and given a brace to hold her pelvis together, along with morphine. She had multiple injuries including a fractured pelvis, fractured vertebra and broken sternum.

The driver of the taxi suffered a broken neck and her friends survived with broken arms, eye sockets and pelvis.

She spent five days in hospital and was allowed home on December 18.

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