A blindfolded teenage driver in Utah crashed into another car for obvious reasons on Monday, according to the Layton Police Department.
âBird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result,â the police tweeted on Friday, along with a photo of two mangled cars on Layton Parkway surrounded by snow-covered sidewalks.
One truck appears to have its passenger-side bumper bent inward, while the entire driverâs side of a Honda HR-V is smashed. The side airbags of the HR-V appear to be deployed.
âLuckily no injuries,â police wrote.
Â Layton Police spokesman Lt. Travis LymanÂ told CBS News that a 17-year-old girl was driving with a 16-year-old passenger at the time of the crash.
The âBird Boxâ challenge, which has gone viral on social media, is inspired by the Netflix movie âBird Box,â starring Sandra Bullock. In the movie, characters have to move about the outside world wearing blindfolds to avoid looking at an unseen monster that forces people to kill themselves.
In the viral challenge, participants attempt to do ordinary things while blindfolded, which, again, is dangerous for obvious reasons.
Earlier this month, Netflix warned its viewers against the âBird Boxâ challenge.
âCanât believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,â the company tweeted on Jan. 2.
Law enforcement in Colorado predicted last week that someone might attempt the âBird Boxâ challenge while driving and also warned people against it.
The challenge âreally hasnât been that dangerous, but inevitably somebodyâs going to do the monumentally stupid thing that is driving while blindfolded,â a Colorado State Patrol officer said in a video message. âWe shouldnât have to say this, but weâre gonna: Donât drive blindfolded.â
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