You know awhile ago on Facebook I asked the members of The Tightlacing Society if anyone had been in a corset while in a major car accident.
It turned out that the person had survived the accident with virtually no major injuries because the corset protected them and kept their posture.
While yes, her corset was ruined, it probably saved her a lot of pain too. x)
Comment below with the full story, highly recommend you read it:
(In case the photo does not load it says): I was in an accident in 2010 where a car in front of me in the fast lane slammed on its breaks, causing me to swerve to avoid rear ending it. My car slammed into the center divider, deploying my airbags with the steering wheel airbag knocking me unconscious. While I was out my car “bounced” off the divider, skidded across all lanes of the freeway and ended on the banked shoulder. Where it rolled into the shoulder ditch. I came to several minutes after. My car had come to rest unbuckled my seatbelt and walked out to the group of motorists who had stopped to call 911 for me yelling “Oh my god We thought you were dead!” I was dazed and sore, but otherwise felt fine. Despite this I was, obviously, taken to the emergency room, where the doctor on duty was astonished to find that I was, essentially, unharmed after such an accident. My corset was (unfortunately) cut off of me, and afterward the doctor asked if he could line it up with my body to check something. When he did, he showed me all of the places where the bones and the busk had bent places where my ribcage smashed against the steering wheel, the door to my car, and the gear shift when the car rolled. He explained that having my corset on was like having a metal cage around my torso and it had taken the various hits while protecting my body, and that I should have had several broken ribs. He also asked if my corset helped with my posture, and guessed that it was likely responsible for me having avoided severe whiplash and back injury during the initial impact and after I was knocked out as I was held in proper posture by the corset and didn’t have the ability to go limp and suffer the various jarring movements from the crash.The corset was ruined after it was cut off me, but l still have it in my drawer today all bent and shredded. Every time someone says ‘well, wearing that thing can be good for your, I whip that out and say actually, this one all but saved my life!
Reblogging again, because this is so cool, I want to make sure people see it.