‘Bird Box Challenge’ leads to crash, possible charges for Utah teenager

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

No one was injured in Monday's crash but authorities didn't discover the reason of the accident until Friday.

A teenager has crashed her vehicle while covering her eyes as part of the so-called Bird Box challenge.

One truck appears to have its passenger-side bumper bent inward, while the entire driver's side of a Honda HR-V is smashed.

"Honestly, I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say 'Don't drive with your eyes covered, ' but you know apparently we do have to say that", said Travis Lyman of the Layton Police.

The challenge is based on the hit Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock where characters must constantly be blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to commit suicide.

KUTV says that on Monday around 4:50 p.m., the 17-year-old girl was driving on Layton Parkway when her 16-year-old passenger made a decision to try the Bird Box Challenge, in which people blindfold themselves and see if they can do everyday tasks.

The teen could be facing reckless driving charges, police say but it will ultimately be up to the County Attorney's office. Luckily no injuries, ' the post continued.

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. They reportedly called out the Bird Box Challenge specifically.

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

Police only began suspecting the Bird Box challenge after the driver she hit investigated the crash further and asked locals for any possible surveillance footage and shared his findings with officers, Lieutenant Lyman said.

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

The #BirdBoxChallenge started trending when several people started posting their videos of the challenge online.

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

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