US driver in 'Bird Box blindfold' crashes in Utah

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Named after a Netflix horror movie, the challenge involves participants blindfolding themselves while trying to perform everyday tasks - the latest in a long line of risky social media phenomena. No word on whether the other driver plans to sue her for criminal stupidity - it was reportedly through his own efforts that police learned the driver who'd hit him was blindfolded.

That's the assessment from the Layton City Police Department, which posted photos of a car-truck collision in which one driver, a 17-year-old girl, was "blindfolded" by a knit cap she had pulled down over her eyes.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash.


The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Monday, January 7, on Layton Parkway in Layton, Utah when an unidentified 17 year old female crashed her pickup truck into a vehicle and then a light pole. It shows the vlogger walking into heavy traffic and driving a auto blindfolded. "Luckily no injuries", police tweeted Friday.

"Bird Box" became Netflix's most-watched film within the first seven days of its release.

The end of the world must be close thanks to the Netflix hit "Bird Box".


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

The social media challenge has gone viral, prompting Netflix to issue a warning to viewers on Twitter.

Nonetheless, countless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have been circulated online - with some reckless motorists covering their eyes while behind the wheel.


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.

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