Police issue warning after US driver crashes while driving blindfolded for 'Bird Box challenge'
Police in Utah have issued a warning to drivers after a woman reportedly crashed her car while driving blindfolded as part of the Bird Box challenge.
According to the BBC, a teenager drove into oncoming traffic with a hat placed over her eyes in the city of Layton.
Netflix had already issued a plea to its' subscribers not to take part in the dangerous Bird Box challenge, taking to Twitter to write;
"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."
For context, in the film, Sandra Bullock plays a mother who is compelled to wear a blindfold to avoid seeing mysterious beings that cause people to take their own lives.
Layton police took to Twitter to comment on the traffic incident, writing;
"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. Luckily no injuries."
Meanwhile, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman issued the following statement, as per KSL.com;
“Apparently, as a part of this ‘Bird Box Challenge,’ (the driver) used her beanie to pull over her eyes as she was driving on Layton Parkway, and she ended up losing control of her car and skidded into the westbound lanes of Layton Parkway and hit another car and ended up hitting a light pole as well,”
He later added;
"With driving, the stakes are so high anyway that it's just inexcusable to do something as dangerous as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road.
"It's just such serious business driving a car."
Thankfully, there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.