Utah Driver Participating in Viral ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Crashes Vehicle While Blindfolded

Utah Driver Participating in Viral ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Crashes Vehicle While Blindfolded

Earlier this week, popular YouTuber Jake Paul released a video showing himself trying to drive blindfolded before hitting garbage bins, and then later walking through traffic.

For its part, Netflix has pleaded with people to be safe and avoid hurting themselves with the Bird Box Challenge.

On Friday morning, the Layton Police Department of Layton, Utah shared the images showing the aftermath of a auto crash in which one of the drivers was allegedly trying to drive with their eyes covered.

A teen driver attempting a new and risky fad inspired by a Netflix movie caused a crash earlier this week, Layton Police say. But she may face reckless driving charges after she and a 16 year-old passenger allegedly pulled their beanies over their eyes and attempted to drive down a local highway.

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Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage.

The streamer previously issued a warning against participating in the "Bird Box Challenge", which involves performing often unsafe stunts while blindfolded.

When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the risky challenge.

The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no risky real-world stunts.

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Lieutenant Travis Lyman, a spokesperson for the department, told Gizmodo that a 17-year-old girl tried her luck with the meme on Monday and ended up crashing into another vehicle. The Detroit teen was in hospital for months before recovering and about $8,000 was raised for her surgeries via GoFundMe.

Even the relatively tame planking stunt led to the death of a Brisbane man in 2011 when he attempted to lie on a seventh storey balcony railing and fell.

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