Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Teen crashes auto after driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge
Stacy Diaz | 12 January, 2019, 01:58

Police in the USA state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah, crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News.

The Layton Police Department tweeted two photos of the crash, which they said occurred Monday.

The Bird Box challenge, based off of Netflix's latest horror movie where citizens must stay blindfolded to stay alive, had a predictable result.

"Luckily no injuries", police wrote.

The movie inspired internet copycats to take on the "Bird Box challenge", in which people filmed themselves doing everyday tasks blindfolded.

Shockingly, the teen crashed into another vehicle because it's not easy to drive when you can not see.

For those that are unfamiliar with the concept, the challenge stems from the film as some people have decided that they should wear blindfolds and navigate their way around the world.

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

It would appear that not everyone is heeding the streaming service's words. While nobody was injured, it's safe to say that driving a auto while blindfolded is definitely the opposite of a good idea.

The 17-year-old girl pulled a beanie over her eyes and kept driving, according to KATV.