NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Taylor Swift is seen arriving back to her apartment in New York City on May 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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May 29, 2015 12:44 PM EDT

Bracelets designed to create a nifty visual effect during Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour are also apparently handy in emergency situations.

Teens who were in a car accident following Swift’s concert in Baton Rouge, La., last week reportedly used the light-up bracelets to alert passersby to their circumstances after the crash, according to WBRZ. A woman came to their aid after seeing the lights. “She could tell that there was someone in the car,” one of the passengers, Caroline Dazzio, told WBRZ.

Swift herself tweeted out the story saying, “This is unreal.”

The accident occurred after Elizabeth Dazzio, Caroline’s sister, fell asleep while driving. Avery Talbot—who describes herself as a friend of the teens, but who was not in the accident—explained how the situation unfolded on a blog post on Swift’s website via USA Today:

Here is an example of the bracelets in action at a concert:

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