Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

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Shockingly, the teen crashed into another vehicle because it's not easy to drive when you can not see.

Layton Police tweeted two photos of the crash, which they said occurred Monday.

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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Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

KSL reported the driver had her beanie over her eyes at the time of the crash.

Lyman's disbelief echoes Netflix's own warning earlier this month after the "challenge" started going viral, which cautioned fans not to hurt themselves while reenacting the meme. "The stakes are just so high and it's just such a potentially unsafe thing as it is: to try and do it in that way is inexcusable".

He said it was a warning he never thought he would have to give - don't drive while blindfolded.


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

However, police have requested that the driver be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman said.

Bullock's character blindfolds herself and her children in an attempt to save them, but still must navigate the world without being able to see.


The Bird Box Challenge wallowed somewhere in between being not-a-meme and a meme-in-embryonic-state earlier this month when Netflix tweeted a warning to its users not to engage in this unsafe activity.

The film, however, has since inspired the #BirdBoxChallenge, which features people trying to do daily - and sometimes harmful - tasks while their eyes are covered. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.


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