Blindfolded Driver Crashes Car While Doing ‘Bird Box’ Challenge

12 January, 2019, 11:49 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Layton police say a 17-year old drove blindfolded while doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge. It didn’t end well

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the crash just north of Salt Lake City in Utah, US.

If you aren't aware, the hot new trend is to try driving in traffic while blindfolded.

Following star Sandra Bullock's lead, the teen intentionally blindfolded herself on Monday afternoon while driving by pulling her beanie down over her eyes.

The 17-year-old girl's auto drifted into oncoming traffic shortly after she pulled her hat down over her eyes while driving on a Layton highway Monday afternoon, hitting a vehicle, a utility pole and, finally, a sound wall.

He said police had recommended the driver face a charge of reckless driving.

Named after a Netflix horror movie, the challenge involves participants blindfolding themselves while trying to perform everyday tasks - the latest in a long line of unsafe social media phenomena.

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The 17-year-old driver, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the other auto all escaped serious injury.

"Bird Box" became Netflix's most-watched film within the first seven days of its release.

"Bird Box Challenge while driving... predictable result", the department said. Officers said she was participating in the popular "Bird Box" social media challenge.

Earlier this month, Netflix warned viewers not to replicate the movie, in which a mother and her children wear blindfolds to escape a sinister force that turns anyone who sees it suicidal. "Would you?" The challenge reached its mature form of meme when YouTuber and professional brain genius Jake Paul posted a video of himself trying it for his young, impressionable audience.

"I nearly feel silly saying this", said Layton Police Lieutenant Travis Lyman.

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