Utah Driver Participating in Viral ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Crashes Vehicle While Blindfolded

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The Layton Police Department reported no injuries were associated with the crash.

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

Police say that a Utah teenager who crashed earlier this week was participating in a viral challenge that involves driving while blindfolded.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah, crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News.

Police said they didn't learn about the story behind Monday's crash until Friday.

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 flawless time to play-act Bird Box. Ironically, the teen very almost committed suicide herself trying to copy the film, and one of the film's characters does commit suicide by driving (un-blindfolded) into oncoming traffic.

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Of course, if you've seen Bird Box, you know there's a scene in which several characters make a white-knuckle drive in a vehicle with the windows covered, and it's hardly a smooth ride.

The "Bird Box" challenge, which has gone viral on social media, is inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box", starring Sandra Bullock.

"It's just inexcusable to do something as risky as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road", said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com. "It really puts everyone at risk", he added, calling the stunt "inexcusable".

As for the teen, she now faces reckless driving charges.

Have you seen Bird Box?

Netflix has issued a statement pleading with the public to avoid hurting themselves with the "Bird Box Challenge".

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