Blindfolded teenager slams her pick up truck into an SUV after her attempt at the 'Bird Box Challenge' backfires
Covering her eyes with her beanie the 17-year-old drove onto oncoming traffic in her grey color pick up truck hit against an SUV and then crashed into a lamp post as well.
A teenager from Utah caused a road accident in Layton when she decided to drive with her eyes closed imitating the Netflix movie 'Birdbox.' Covering her eyes with her beanie the 17-year-old drove onto oncoming traffic in her grey color pick up truck and crashed against an SUV and then crashed into a lamp post as well.
Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) January 11, 2019
According to the KSL, Lt Travis Lyman said, "It's just inexcusable to do something as dangerous as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road. Apparently, as a part of this ‘Bird Box Challenge,’ (the driver) used her beanie to pull over her eyes as she was driving on Layton Parkway, and she ended up losing control of her car and skidded into the westbound lanes of Layton Parkway and hit another car and ended up hitting a light pole as well."
“I thought the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ — I was really speechless on that one,” Lyman continued, “but this one is kind of the same.” He also added, " It's just such serious business driving a car."
Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.— Netflix US (@netflix) January 2, 2019
This warning comes from the cops just a few days after Netflix released a statement regarding this challenge as well. "Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don't know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes."
Apart from the warning the cop gave, the Layton Police Department took to Twitter and shared images of the cars and revealing what happened. The teen, her 16-year-old friend and also people in the other car did not suffer from any serious injuries. According to KSL, the teenager told the cops that she got distracted talking to her friend and that is how she ended up in the crash. But later in interviews, she revealed that the crash happened due to the 'Bird box Challenge'. The police also revealed that they have charged the unnamed teenager with reckless driving.
'Birdbox' which a film that was released last year and directed by Susanne Bier, showcases Sandra Bullock portray the character of a mum with two kids who are constantly in a blindfold to avoid seeing the creature that would force them to kill themselves. After the movie was released this led to memes being created and eventually led to people do tasks blindfolded. This accident was a result of that challenge.