‘Bird Box Challenge’ leads to crash, possible charges for Utah teenager

12 January, 2019, 08:52 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

Shockingly, the teen crashed into another vehicle because it's not easy to drive when you can not see.

The police department tweeted photos of two cars involved in the crash - one was a pickup truck with the front bumper bent, the other was a smaller vehicle with the entire driver's side crushed.

Earlier this month, Netflix warned its viewers against the "Bird Box" challenge.

Lieutenant Lyman said the crash happened on Monday (local time) but the driver originally claimed she had become distracted by her passenger. "Luckily no injuries", police tweeted Friday.

The craze has come from the Netflix film Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock. "The stakes are just so high and it's just such a potentially unsafe thing as it is: to try and do it in that way is inexcusable".

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A 12-year-old United States girl gave herself burns to about 50 per cent of her body last year.

Bullock's character blindfolds herself and her children in an attempt to save them, but still must navigate the world without being able to see.

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.

The film inspired some fans to set up #BirdBoxChallenge, leading to people running into walls or coming dangerously close to traffic.

Netflix already has tried to combat the social media-driven phenomenon, tweeting a January 2 advisory that "Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes". The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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