Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

Ruben Ruiz
January 12, 2019

A blindfolded teenage driver in Utah crashed into another vehicle for obvious reasons on Monday, according to the Layton Police Department.

Layton police in Utah responded to a crash Monday because a driver covered her eyes while driving.

At 4:50 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old girl was driving a gray truck east along Layton Parkway when she pulled her beanie over her eyes to attempt the "Bird Box" Challenge, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said. The 17-year-old, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the SUV were "luckily" not injured.

The challenge is based on the hit Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock where characters must constantly be blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to commit suicide.

"Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE", Netflix tweeted January 2. They reportedly called out the Bird Box Challenge specifically.

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All this despite the fact that Netflix have actually warned people to stop doing the Bird Box challenge.

Well, we might be getting into an area where films that become pop-culture phenomenons require ridiculous warnings because just like the idea of sticking your head into a bee hive or swimming with sharks, driving with a blindfold isn't the cleverest thing to do.

In the viral challenge, participants attempt to do ordinary things while blindfolded, which, again, is risky for obvious reasons.

Lyman said police have requested the teen driver be charged with misdemeanor reckless driving.

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