Driver who crashed car while blindfolded was doing the "Bird Box challenge"

Tabitha Dunn
January 12, 2019

The 17 year-old female driver wasn't injured in the accident, according to a tweet from the Layton, Utah Police Department.

A driver in Layton, Utah, crashed her auto while wearing a blindfold - a stunt inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box".

No injuries were initially reported, Fox 13 reports.

The latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on a street in Layton, Utah, police said this week.

The "Bird Box Challenge" is when those who play attempt to perform normal tasks while blindfolded, as some of the characters must do in the movie.

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The investigating officer of the case, Jalam Singh, said the woman's husband had filed a complaint against the two nurses. The man in charge of the heath centre in Ramgargh, Dr Nikhil Sharma, said he wasn't present at the time of the incident.

Officers said she was participating in the popular "Bird Box" social media challenge.

"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.

The challenge "really hasn't been that unsafe, but inevitably somebody's going to do the monumentally stupid thing that is driving while blindfolded", a Colorado State Patrol officer said in a video message. 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.

'Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE.

Wreckless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have gone viral, prompting Netflix to issue a warning about the challenge.

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