Person driving blindfolded crashes while playing the 'Bird Box Challenge'

Hugh Fox
January 12, 2019

"This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway", Layton Police tweeted Friday.

'Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE.

A newly-licensed Utah teen is facing reckless driving charges after she blindfolded herself while driving and crashed into oncoming traffic in an attempt to perform the "Bird Box Challenge", a viral stunt inspired by the Netflix hit where people attempt to do everyday tasks without the handy help of vision.

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

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The craze has come from the Netflix film Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock.

On Friday morning, the Layton Police Department of Layton, Utah shared the images showing the aftermath of a auto crash in which one of the drivers was allegedly trying to drive with their eyes covered.

In addition to hitting another vehicle whose driver had not voluntarily entered into the challenge, the teenager's truck also spun into a sound wall and a light post. The story features aliens that can take over the minds of those who see them, forcing victims to harm or kill themselves.

Earlier this month Netflix released a statement urging fans not to be so stupid.

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

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

A teen driver attempting a new and unsafe fad inspired by a Netflix movie caused a crash earlier this week, Layton Police say. But others might not be so lucky with such a unsafe stunt.

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