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

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

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

After getting some additional information about the crash, police re-interviewed the teens a few days later, which was when they revealed the crash had been caused by the "Bird Box" Challenge.

Authorities are asking the city attorney to charge the teen girl with misdemeanor reckless driving, the Standard-Examiner reported.

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 vehicle and then a light pole.

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

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


"Unfortunately, this isn't the only case we've seen in the media of someone trying to drive like this", he said. One woman almost burned herself on a heater, a boy repeatedly crashed into furniture with his tricycle, and a blindfolded toddler slammed into a wall.

YouTube pulled the original video but it has been reuploaded on other platforms.

The unlikely craze saw Netflix warn the public not to copy the characters and embark on the challenge. 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".

The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no risky real-world stunts. The 17-year-old, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the SUV were "luckily" not injured.

It all started with the Netflix' movie Bird Box in late December. But others might not be so lucky with such a unsafe stunt.

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