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

Sergio Cunningham
January 12, 2019

Layton Police tweeted two photos of the crash, which they said occurred Monday. She then skidded into the other lanes and hit another auto, a light pole and a sound wall.

"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", Travis Lyman of the Layton police said. "This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway".

Sadly, some people still are still embracing the stupid, as seen by this 16-year-old motorist in the USA. It's unclear how many people were in the SUV. The Layton Police Department reported no injuries were associated with the crash.

Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week. They reportedly called out the Bird Box Challenge specifically.

Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’
Utah Driver Participating in Viral ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Crashes Vehicle While Blindfolded: Police

The challenge "really hasn't been that unsafe, but inevitably somebody's going to do the monumentally stupid thing that is driving while blindfolded", a Colorado State Patrol officer said in a video message.

Netflix even issued a warning about the challenge in a tweet, saying, "Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE".

Authorities in Layton, Utah say that the 17-year-old girl who swerved into an oncoming vehicle before crashing into a light pole was participating in the "Bird Box Challenge", According to a local news report.

Lyman said police have requested the teen driver be charged with misdemeanor reckless driving.

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