A nan who gifted her granddaughter a crash helmet after dreaming of her in a motorbike smash saved her life when she suffered a real-life accident just days later.
Biker Asli Ece Ersoy, 22, was seriously injured when a minibus crashed into her on a roundabout in Eskisehir, north-western Turkey, on 1st October.
Asli – a car saleswoman and Anadolu University Business Administration graduate – was put in intensive care for 20 days.
Asli – who blames the bus driver for the collision – told local media: “I’m still in pain. I’m in physical therapy. I can’t walk right now. As the bones fuse, I will be able to walk again.
“I cannot use my left hand. I am experiencing a lot of pain due to fractures in my spine. I have had four surgeries so far. I hope to be able to recover as soon as possible.
“The vehicle I collided with belongs to the Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality Water and Sewerage Administration (ESKI). I did not receive any response from ESKI during and after my hospital stay.
“They didn’t even say get well soon. I have a complaint against them about this.”
Video footage of the smash shows Asli being sideswiped by the minibus on the roundabout in a crash so powerful it rips off one of her bike’s wheels.
Later footage shows deep scars left in her helmet caused by the high-speed impact.
But despite her ordeal, Asli is grateful to her grandmother for gifting her the cash she used to buy the helmet she was wearing at the time of the collision.
Had she not been wearing the helmet, she believes she would have been killed.
Asli told local media: “My helmet saved my life. My grandmother bought me my helmet. I didn’t have a good helmet when I first started riding a motorcycle.
“My grandmother saw me in an accident in her dreams. She had saved up and given me money to buy a helmet.
“The helmet my grandmother bought saved my life.”
The accident remains under investigation by authorities in Eskisehir.