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

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

Police in the U.S. state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash.

KSL reported the driver had her beanie over her eyes at the time of the crash. Luckily no injuries, ' the post continued.

Layton police officer Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another auto after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate Bird Box, a record breaking Sandra Bullock movie where characters must be constantly blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die.

Sadly, some people still are still embracing the stupid, as seen by this 16-year-old motorist in the USA.

Law enforcement in Colorado predicted last week that someone might attempt the "Bird Box" challenge while driving and also warned people against it.

The movie Bird Box has become a social media sensation since its, with viewers sharing hilarious memes about being blindfolded to avoid certain situations.




What is the "Bird Box Challenge"?

Of course, if you've seen Bird Box, you know there's a scene in which several characters make a white-knuckle drive in a vehicle with the windows covered, and it's hardly a smooth ride.

Netflix even issued a warning about the challenge in a tweet, saying, "Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE".

As for the teen, she now faces reckless driving charges.

No one was injured.


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