Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

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

The driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a passenger auto.

According to the Layton City Police Department, the unnamed 17-year-old and her 16-year-old passenger were driving down a major thoroughfare in town when the older teen decided it was the ideal time to play-act Bird Box.

The challenge is based on the hit Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock where characters must constantly be blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to commit suicide.

The end of the world must be close thanks to the Netflix hit "Bird Box".

Lieutenant Lyman said the crash happened on Monday (local time) but the driver originally claimed she had become distracted by her passenger.

Police are recommending reckless driving charges in the case but it will be up to the County Attorney's Office to determine what charges, if any, are filed. Luckily no injuries, ' the post continued.

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YouTube pulled the original video but it has been reuploaded on other platforms.

When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the unsafe challenge.

'Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE.

The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no unsafe real-world stunts.

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.

Even the relatively tame planking stunt led to the death of a Brisbane man in 2011 when he attempted to lie on a seventh storey balcony railing and fell.

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