Blindfolded teen driver taking ‘Bird Box challenge’ causes collision in Layton

12 January, 2019, 08:53 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

KSL reported the driver had her beanie over her eyes at the time of the crash.

Wreckless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have gone viral, prompting Netflix to issue a warning about the challenge.

The latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on a street in Layton, Utah, police said this week.

"Bird Box" is a recently released Netflix drama featuring Sandra Bullock where a woman and her children live in an apocalyptic world that requires them to cover their eyes to avoid evil in order to escape.

The department shared two photos on Twitter - the gray truck the 17-year-old girl was driving while blindfolded, and the white SUV she hit. No word on whether the other driver plans to sue her for criminal stupidity - it was reportedly through his own efforts that police learned the driver who'd hit him was blindfolded. It shows the vlogger walking into heavy traffic and driving a vehicle blindfolded.


"I nearly feel silly saying this", said Layton Police Lieutenant Travis Lyman. Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office.

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

The 17-year-old, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the SUV were "luckily" not injured. "It really puts everyone at risk", he added, calling the stunt "inexcusable".

The streamer previously issued a warning against participating in the "Bird Box Challenge", which involves performing often risky stunts while blindfolded.

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