Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

12 January, 2019, 08:56 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Layton police say a 17-year old drove blindfolded while doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge. It didn’t end well

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

"Apparently, as a part of this 'Bird Box Challenge, ' (the driver) used her beanie to pull over her eyes as she was driving on Layton Parkway, and she ended up losing control of her auto and skidded into the westbound lanes of Layton Parkway and hit another vehicle and ended up hitting a light pole as well".

Additional interviews later revealed that the teen was attempting the viral media challenge inspired by Netflix's hit December flick, Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, in which characters must cover their eyes to prevent themselves from going mad and killing themselves.

Lieutenant Lyman said the crash happened on Monday (local time) but the driver originally claimed she had become distracted by her passenger.

In the movie, monsters cause people who look at them to immediately take their own lives - hence the need for constant blindfolds.

The end of the world must be close thanks to the Netflix hit "Bird Box".

When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the unsafe challenge.

The teen could be facing reckless driving charges, police say but it will ultimately be up to the County Attorney's office.

The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no risky real-world stunts.

Amazingly, no one was injured-though this story could have had a much darker tone had she struck the innocent driver head-on.

Unsafe stunts made popular on social media have been taking lives for years.

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