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Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge”

A Utah teen maybe facing charges after police say she crashed into another vehicle when she covered her eyes while driving as a part of the "Bird Box" challenge. The 17-year-old, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the SUV were "luckily" not injured.

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.

The Layton Police Police Department tweeted two photos of the crash, which it said occurred Monday. One YouTube star also filmed himself driving while blindfolded.

But the stakes behind the real-world version are far less urgent, nearly guaranteeing the likelihood that blindfolding yourself and trying to do things - especially around other people - will leave you (or them) in worse shape than before you started.

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

"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". Driving is one of the most inherently risky things we do, and this kind of willful disregard for the safety of others should be grounds for an immediate and long-lasting suspension, just like a DUI.

"Bird Box Challenge while driving... predictable result", the department stated. "It really puts everybody at risk".

Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the challenge. Officers said she was participating in the popular "Bird Box" social media challenge.

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



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