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

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

No injuries were initially reported, Fox 13 reports.

Police say the latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on a street in Utah.

The "Bird Box Challenge" takes its name from a recent Netflix movie in which the characters must remain blindfolded.

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Well, we might be getting into an area where films that become pop-culture phenomenons require ridiculous warnings because just like the idea of sticking your head into a bee hive or swimming with sharks, driving with a blindfold isn't the cleverest thing to do.

But the stakes behind the real-world version are far less urgent, nearly guaranteeing the likelihood that blindfolding yourself and trying to do things - especially around other people - will leave you (or them) in worse shape than before you started. Police say the young woman in question had pulled her hat over her eyes while she was driving, which resulted in the crash.

"I nearly feel silly saying this", said Layton Police Lieutenant Travis Lyman. Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office. Driving is one of the most inherently unsafe things we do, and this kind of willful disregard for the safety of others should be grounds for an immediate and long-lasting suspension, just like a DUI. "It really puts everybody at risk".

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Earlier this month, Netflix warned its viewers against the "Bird Box" challenge.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah, crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News.

Layton Police Department shared images of two badly damaged vehicles on Twitter explaining that the collision was the "predictable result" of the "Bird Box" challenge, in which people are called to do everyday tasks blindfolded.

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