Teenager crashes into auto while trying Bird Box blindfold challenge

Toby Graves
January 12, 2019

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

When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the unsafe challenge.

After the crash, Layton police also took to social media to warn others from repeating the challenge.

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.

The latest nominee for the Darwin Award comes from a teen that drove on a highway in Utah with her beanie hat pulled over her eyes.

Layton police tweeted photos on Friday explaining the accident.

The craze has come from the Netflix film Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock. Driving is one of the most inherently unsafe things we do, and this kind of willful disregard for the safety of others should be grounds for an immediate and long-lasting suspension, just like a DUI. "We shouldn't have to say this, but we're gonna: Don't drive blindfolded".

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

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.

Despite warnings from Netflix and just general common sense, it looks like people are still participating in that stupid Bird Box Challenge.

The film inspired some fans to set up #BirdBoxChallenge, leading to people running into walls or coming dangerously close to traffic. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER