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

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

Police say a teenager participating in the latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on Layton Parkway and will face reckless driving charges.

The driver then lost control and slid into the westbound lane, striking a white passenger vehicle and a light pole near 675 Layton Parkway, Lyman said.

Police said they didn't learn about the story behind Monday's crash until Friday. "It really puts everybody at risk", said Travis Lyman of the Layton police.

Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he'd have to give: Don't drive while blindfolded.

The Layton Police Police Department tweeted two photos of the crash, which it said occurred Monday.

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"Luckily no injuries", police wrote.

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.

She tries to guide her children - referred to as Boy and Girl - to safety along a treacherous river and through a dense forest, all without being able to see.

Bird Box Challenge while driving.predictable result.

The film, however, has since inspired the #BirdBoxChallenge, which features people trying to do daily - and sometimes harmful - tasks while their eyes are covered. "We don't know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes".

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