Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge: police
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Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge: police

Last Updated Jan 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm MDT

(Layton Police/Twitter)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.”

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

“Bird Box Challenge while driving… predictable result,” read a tweet from police.

This is the latest on a series of “bird box challenges” surfacing online. Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention.

Netflix was forced to tweet out a warning about the challenge last week.

No one was hurt in the Monday crash north of Salt Lake City.

Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he’d have to give: Don’t drive while blindfolded.