'Bird Box' challenge to blame for vehicle wreck in Utah, police say

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

Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

Layton police in Utah responded to a crash Monday because a driver covered her eyes while driving.

Lt. Travis Lyman, Layton Police, said the 17-year-old girl driving the pickup truck was with a 16-year-old boy when she chose to attempt the "Bird Box Challenge" and used a beanie as an impromptu blindfold.

Police said that the teen initially told authorities that the crash occurred because she was talking to her friend and gotten distracted, KSL reported.

'This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.

All this despite the fact that Netflix have actually warned people to stop doing the Bird Box challenge.

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.

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

Of course, if you've seen Bird Box, you know there's a scene in which several characters make a white-knuckle drive in a vehicle with the windows covered, and it's hardly a smooth ride.

"It's just inexcusable to do something as unsafe as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road", said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com. "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".

Luckily, no one was hurt as a result of the crash. Police are recommending charges of reckless driving.

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