Driver Who Crashed While Blindfolded Was Participating In ‘Bird Box Challenge’

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

At 4:50 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old girl was driving a gray truck east along Layton Parkway when she pulled her beanie over her eyes to attempt the "Bird Box" Challenge, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said. "This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway".

Based on the hit Netflix horror starring Sandra Bullock, the social media challenge involves participants taking part in tasks while wearing a blindfold, emulating characters in the film who must evade sight-targeting monsters.

Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the challenge.

Layton police officer Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate Bird Box, a record breaking Sandra Bullock movie where characters must be constantly blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die.

Layton police tweeted photos on Friday explaining the accident.

"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

Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage. "We shouldn't have to say this, but we're gonna: Don't drive blindfolded".

She tries to guide her children - referred to as Boy and Girl - to safety along a treacherous river and through a dense forest, all without being able to see.



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