Driver crashes trying 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

12 January, 2019, 08:56 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

Following star Sandra Bullock's lead, the teen intentionally blindfolded herself on Monday afternoon while driving by pulling her beanie down over her eyes.

Police only began suspecting the Bird Box challenge after the driver she hit investigated the crash further and asked locals for any possible surveillance footage and shared his findings with officers, Lieutenant Lyman said.

A Utah teenager attempting a viral media challenge based on Netflix's hit Bird Box movie is being blamed for a parkway crash involving two cars.

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 risky social media phenomena.

Police officers said the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle after pulling a hat over her eyes.

Authorities are asking the city attorney to charge the teen girl with misdemeanor reckless driving, the Standard-Examiner reported.

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The 17-year-old girl was said to have had a 16-year-old male passenger in the truck with her.

If you aren't aware, the hot new trend is to try driving in traffic while blindfolded.

"Honestly, I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered", but you know apparently we do have to say that".

"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 KSL.com.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash. "It really puts everyone at risk", he added, calling the stunt "inexcusable".

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