USDriver crashes car doing 'Bird Box challenge'

22:41  11 january  2019
22:41  11 january  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Netflix Warns Against #BirdBoxChallenge

Netflix Warns Against #BirdBoxChallenge Inspired by the Sandra Bullock film, people are blindfolding themselves to carry out mundane tasks successfully such as riding a scooter or climbing an escalator.

Driver crashes car doing 'Bird Box challenge'© Layton Police Department screen-shot-2019-01-11-at-2-43-05-pm.png

A driver in Layton, Utah, crashed her car while wearing a blindfold – a stunt inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box"

"Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result," the Layton Police Department tweeted on Friday. "This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries."

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.

"Bird Box" Challenge: Blindfolded copycats post risky stunts inspired by film

Netflix is warning fans about the risks of a new social media challenge inspired by its film, "Bird Box"

Earlier this month, Netflix warned viewers not to replicate the movie, in which a mother and her children wear blindfolds to escape a sinister force that turns anyone who sees it suicidal. The movie was a smash hit, with over 45 million viewers streaming it in its first week, according to Netflix.

The movie inspired internet copycats to take on the "Bird Box challenge," in which people filmed themselves doing everyday tasks blindfolded. The game is as viral as it is dangerous.

"Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE," Netflix tweeted on January 2. "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."

Jimmy Fallon, Lindsay Lohan Spoof 'Bird Box' in 'Tonight Show' Sketch

Jimmy Fallon, Lindsay Lohan Spoof 'Bird Box' in 'Tonight Show' Sketch The host, Roots members Questlove and Black Thought, and sidekick Steve Higgins all donned blindfolds in a parody of the popular Netflix film.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah, crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News. But others might not be so lucky with such a dangerous stunt.

CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reported last week that while many of the examples posted on social media appear to have been done for laughs, some carry more risk. One woman nearly burned herself on a heater, a boy repeatedly crashed into furniture with his tricycle, and a blindfolded toddler slammed into a wall.

Netflix criticized for Bird Box using actual train-wreck footage.
Netflix slammed for Bird Box using real-life disaster footage Bird Box is provoking some controversy again. This time it’s for the Netflix hit movie using real-life footage of Canada’s Lac-Mégantic rail tragedy, which killed more than 40 people in 2013. The footage is used early in the film to help depict the world descending into apocalyptic chaos. The footage also recently showed up in another Netflix production, the Canadian-American science fiction show Travelers.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!