Teen driver crashes vehicle while doing 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

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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.

According to KUTV and the Layton police department, she soon veered into the other lane and hit another vehicle, a light pole and a sound wall.

A 17-year-old has caused a highway collision after driving blindfolded as part of the Bird Box challenge.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the crash.

'This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.

"Luckily nobody was hurt but there was quite a bit of damage", he said.

The streamer previously issued a warning against participating in the "Bird Box Challenge", which involves performing often risky stunts while blindfolded.

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Have you seen Bird Box? One YouTube star also filmed himself driving while blindfolded.

The popularity of the challenge even prompted Netflix to issue a warning against unsafe behavior.

The teen could be facing reckless driving charges, police say but it will ultimately be up to the County Attorney's office.

Sadly, some people still are still embracing the stupid, as seen by this 16-year-old motorist in the USA.

Police in Utah, where the crash happened, said the result was "predictable" - with the teenager drifting into oncoming traffic and hitting another auto. Shortly after the release of the movie, some people started sharing images of them doing various tasks while blindfolded with the hashtag #BirdBoxChallenge.

"It really puts everybody at risk", said Travis Lyman of the Layton police.

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