Teen crashes their vehicle while doing the Bird Box challenge

12 January, 2019, 03:59 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

The teen, who is not being named, then crossed over into oncoming traffic, hit a white SUV and crashed into a light pole, police said, according to ABC4.

Police in the USA 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. Police say the young woman in question had pulled her hat over her eyes while she was driving, which resulted in the crash.

According to KUTV and the Layton police department, she soon veered into the other lane and hit another vehicle, a light pole and a sound wall. The 17-year-old, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the SUV were "luckily" not injured. There were no serious injuries in the crash.

Have you seen Bird Box?

The "Bird Box" challenge, which has gone viral on social media, is inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box", starring Sandra Bullock.

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

Wreckless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have gone viral, prompting Netflix to issue a warning about the challenge.

"Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE", the company tweeted on January 2.

Authorities are asking the city attorney to charge the teen girl with misdemeanor reckless driving, the Standard-Examiner reported.

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