Girl, 17, crashes while driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

(Metro UK) – A teenager has crashed her car while covering her eyes as part of the so-called Bird Box challenge. Police officers said the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after pulling a hat over her eyes.

The challenge is based on the hit Netflix movie starring Sandra Bullock where characters must constantly be blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to commit suicide.

Wreckless videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have gone viral, prompting Netflix to issue a warning about the challenge.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the crash just north of Salt Lake City in Utah, US. Layton police officer Travis Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he’d have to give: ‘Don’t drive while blindfolded.’

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