Bird Box Challenge: Blindfolded Utah teenager veers cars into oncoming traffic, crashes into another vehicle

The Associated Press

Jan 12, 2019 10:32:15 IST

Salt Lake City: Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.”

A still from Sandra Bullock-starrer Bird Box. YouTube screengrab

A still from Sandra Bullock-starrer Bird Box. YouTube screengrab

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

Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week.

No one was hurt in the Monday crash north of Salt Lake City.

Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he’d have to give: Don’t drive while blindfolded.

Updated Date: Jan 12, 2019 10:32:15 IST