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US News'Bird Box Challenge': Teen crashes after driving car blindfolded

12:15  12 january  2019
12:15  12 january  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A Utah teen attempting to drive while blindfolded has caused a highway crash , jettisoning common sense in her enthusiasm to participate in the viral ‘ Bird Box challenge ’ based on the Netflix horror film. The 17-year-old girl’s car drifted into oncoming traffic shortly after she pulled her hat down over her

A teenager has crashed her car while covering her eyes as part of the so-called Bird Box challenge . Police officers said the 17-year-old drifted into Bird Box Challenge while driving …predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.

A teenage driver has crashed into another car after pulling her hat over her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".

'Bird Box Challenge': Teen crashes after driving car blindfolded © N/A Police shared pictures of the cars after the crash in Utah

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.

'Bird Box Challenge': Teen crashes after driving car blindfolded © Rex Features In Bird Box, the characters have to stay blindfolded

Characters who look at the film's villains are driven mad and eventually kill themselves after suffering visions that urge them to die.

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Dublin Fire Brigade make jibe at #BirdBoxChallenge saying Netflix fans should 'leave it to the professionals' The new craze involves people attempting everyday activities while blindfolded with Netflix already pleading with people to be careful while doing it. They said: "Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. "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." In the movie Sandra Bullock and her kids have to navigate their way out of a forest while blindfolded in order to avoid seeing evil spirits who cause them to go crazy and commit suicide.

Authorities say the man was attempting the “ Bird Box challenge ”, a challenge that consists of attempting every day tasks while blindfolded , in this case driving a car . Jacob, 20, is currently being hospitalized at Austin state hospital after being involved in a serious 4 vehicle accident.

Has the “ Bird Box Challenge ” gone too far? It sure seems so after a video surfaced online showing a man driving a car while blindfolded . For those not familiar, the “ Bird Box Challenge ” is the latest viral “ challenge ” going around the internet in which people film themselves doing a ridiculous, but

The unlikely craze saw Netflix warn the public not to copy the characters and embark on the challenge.

Nonetheless, countless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have been circulated online - with some reckless motorists covering their eyes while behind the wheel.

Police in Utah, where the crash happened, said the result was "predictable" - with the teenager drifting into oncoming traffic and hitting another car.

Lt Travis Lyman, the chief of Layton Police, said "luckily" there were no injuries - but added that he never thought he would have to warn the public not to drive while blindfolded.

'Bird Box Challenge': Teen crashes after driving car blindfolded © N/A The police called the crash 'predictable'

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