Blindfolded Teen Driver Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic Attempting Bird Box Challenge

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

The 17-year-old was (unsuccessfully) trying to emulate characters from Bird Box, a Sandra Bullock movie where characters are forced to blindfold themselves to escape an apocalypse caused by supernatural beings. 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.

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.

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".

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

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

While the company called for people not to hurt themselves, it kicked off its own Bird Box challenge of sorts - partnering with popular Australian Twitch streamers to play their games blindfolded.

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The teen could be facing reckless driving charges, police say but it will ultimately be up to the County Attorney's office.

Have you seen Bird Box?

A 12-year-old United States girl gave herself burns to about 50 per cent of her body last year. The disingenuous tweet - Netflix claimed not to know how the "challenge" had started, despite seeding the hashtag #BirdBoxChallenge weeks before releasing the film - sparked predictable eye-rolling among the thankfully large segment of the population that realizes films aren't real, even if you watch them at home.

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Layton Police spokesman Lt. Travis Lyman told CBS News that a 17-year-old girl was driving with a 16-year-old passenger at the time of the crash.

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