January 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Updated: January 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Teen attempts ‘Bird Box’ challenge while driving and crashes into another car: police

ABOCE: Teen crashes car while reportedly doing 'Bird Box challenge.'


A Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box challenge,” police said.

Layton police 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.

READ MORE: Netflix urges people to stop hurting themselves with ‘Bird Box’ challenge

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.

WATCH: CNIB warns about ‘Bird Box challenge’

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