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U.S. teen crashes driving blindfolded as ‘Bird Box Challenge’ goes viral

Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’ Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge
Leonard Rios | 12 January, 2019, 08:56

"Honestly, I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say 'Don't drive with your eyes covered, ' but you know apparently we do have to say that", said Travis Lyman of the Layton Police.

The Bird Box challenge, based off of Netflix's latest horror movie where citizens must stay blindfolded to stay alive, had a predictable result.

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

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

Police are recommending reckless driving charges in the case but it will be up to the County Attorney's Office to determine what charges, if any, are filed.

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Sadly, some people still are still embracing the stupid, as seen by this 16-year-old motorist in the USA. As a result, the main characters have to navigate the world wearing blindfolds in order to avoid their demise.

"Honestly I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered" but you know apparently we do have to say that", Lyman said.

"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.

Jake Paul's bird box challenge video has been taken off Youtube. "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".

No one was injured in the crash - a relief to Netflix, which earlier this month issued a warning to fans of the film to lay off the blindfold stunts.

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