Teen crashes their vehicle while doing the Bird Box challenge

Teen crashes their vehicle while doing the Bird Box challenge

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

The girl, a 16-year-old passenger and the other driver were uninjured in the crash, Lieutenant Travis Lyman told local media.

A newly-licensed Utah teen is facing reckless driving charges after she blindfolded herself while driving and crashed into oncoming traffic in an attempt to perform the "Bird Box Challenge", a viral stunt inspired by the Netflix hit where people attempt to do everyday tasks without the handy help of vision.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Monday, January 7, on Layton Parkway in Layton, Utah when an unidentified 17 year old female crashed her pickup truck into a auto and then a light pole.

Police said they didn't learn about the story behind Monday's crash until Friday.

The 17-year-old was (unsuccessfully) trying to emulate characters from Bird Box, a Sandra Bullock movie where characters are forced to blindfold themselves to escape an apocalypse caused by supernatural beings. Ironically, the teen very almost committed suicide herself trying to copy the film, and one of the film's characters does commit suicide by driving (un-blindfolded) into oncoming traffic. "But, apparently, it needs to be said".

"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.

While the company called for people not to hurt themselves, it kicked off its own Bird Box challenge of sorts - partnering with popular Australian Twitch streamers to play their games blindfolded.

"Bird Box" became Netflix's most-watched film within the first seven days of its release.

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