Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

She skidded into oncoming traffic, hit a auto and a light pole.

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

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

Police only began suspecting the Bird Box challenge after the driver she hit investigated the crash further and asked locals for any possible surveillance footage and shared his findings with officers, Lieutenant Lyman said.

Inspired by the Netflix movie Bird Box (in which a blindfolded Sandra Bullock walks around trying not to see a scary monster), the Bird Box Challenge falls somewhere between a marketing meme and the knockout game.

No one was injured in Monday's crash but authorities didn't discover the reason of the accident until Friday.

Lt. Travis Lyman told Fox13 that the 17-year-old female driver of the pickup truck was driving on the Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old male passenger when she made a decision to take part in the challenge and blind herself using a beanie.

Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage. Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office.

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

The challenge prompted Netflix to issue a warning tweet on January 2.

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.

It's also - and I can't believe we're at the point where this actually has to be said - an incredibly unsafe stunt to pull off the in real world.

Unsafe stunts made popular on social media have been taking lives for years.

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