Blindfolded Teen Driver Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic Attempting Bird Box Challenge

Charlene Craig
January 12, 2019

Shockingly, the teen crashed into another vehicle because it's not easy to drive when you can not see.

Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the challenge.

Layton Police tweeted two photos of the crash, which they said occurred Monday.

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Named after a Netflix horror movie, the challenge involves participants blindfolding themselves while trying to perform everyday tasks - the latest in a long line of unsafe social media phenomena.

Lt. Travis Lyman told Fox13 that the 17-year-old female driver of the pickup truck was driving on the Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old male passenger when she made a decision to take part in the challenge and blind herself using a beanie. "Luckily no injuries", police tweeted Friday.

"It's just inexcusable to do something as risky as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road", said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by

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Lieutenant Travis Lyman, a spokesperson for the department, told Gizmodo that a 17-year-old girl tried her luck with the meme on Monday and ended up crashing into another vehicle.

However, police have requested that the driver be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman said. As a result, the main characters have to navigate the world wearing blindfolds in order to avoid their demise.

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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The Bird Box Challenge wallowed somewhere in between being not-a-meme and a meme-in-embryonic-state earlier this month when Netflix tweeted a warning to its users not to engage in this unsafe activity. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

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