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

12 January, 2019, 08:53 | Author: Donnie King
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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.

Layton police officer Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another auto after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate Bird Box, a record breaking Sandra Bullock movie where characters must be constantly blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die.

No one was injured in Monday's crash but authorities didn't discover the reason of the accident until Friday.

Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage.

"It could have been a lot more serious".

A teenager with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming traffic in the city of Layton while taking part in the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".

"Unfortunately, this isn't the only case we've seen in the media of someone trying to drive like this", he said.




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

Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the challenge.

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

It's also - and I can't believe we're at the point where this actually has to be said - an incredibly unsafe stunt to pull off the in real world.

Have you seen Bird Box?

The 17-year-old driver, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the other auto all escaped serious injury. The Detroit teen was in hospital for months before recovering and about $8,000 was raised for her surgeries via GoFundMe. But others might not be so lucky with such a risky stunt.

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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