Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

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

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

"Bird Box Challenge while driving.predictable result", the police tweeted on Friday, along with a photo of two mangled cars on Layton Parkway surrounded by snow-covered sidewalks.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash.

Jake Paul's bird box challenge video has been taken off Youtube.

A teen driver attempting a new and unsafe fad inspired by a Netflix movie caused a crash earlier this week, Layton Police say.

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

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"Bird Box" is a recently released Netflix drama featuring Sandra Bullock where a woman and her children live in an apocalyptic world that requires them to cover their eyes to avoid evil in order to escape. The film, starring Sandra Bullock, is about a supernatural entity that causes people to kill themselves if they look at it.

Word of the challenge and the obvious dangers it was presenting reached Netflix fast.

"Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE", the company tweeted on January 2.

It would appear that not everyone is heeding the streaming service's words.

A teenager with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming traffic in the city of Layton while taking part in the so-called "Bird Box Challenge". While nobody was injured, it's safe to say that driving a vehicle while blindfolded is definitely the opposite of a good idea.