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SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge."

Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate Bird Box, a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where characters must be constantly blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die.

Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week.

No one was hurt in the Monday crash north of Salt Lake City.

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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  • RTT
    January 11, 2019 at 2:38 p.m.

    Obviously, the name 'Bird Box Challenge' is a misnomer. It's really the 'Bird Brain Challenge'.

  • mozarky2
    January 11, 2019 at 3:03 p.m.

    Post of the day, RTT!

  • MaxCady
    January 11, 2019 at 4:39 p.m.

    Idiocracy has come true.

  • NunyaB
    January 11, 2019 at 5:39 p.m.

    It's depressing how stupid society is becoming. I used to blame YouTube but it's social media in general that's destroying the minds of everyone. Gotta have the likes. Gotta have the followers. Gotta get famous overnight without working for anything. It's a sad point in time we live in. Guess the silver lining is maybe this "Bird Box" bulls@%# will thin out the herd a bit. Just hope they don't take out anyone but themselves.

  • GeneralMac
    January 11, 2019 at 6:24 p.m.

    If I was the driver of the other car, I would have contacted a lawyer immediately after she drove blindfolded, CROSSED the centerline and hit my car.

    To some irresponsible people, LAW SUIT is the only cure.

    January 11, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.

    As we all know there are a multitude of these Brain Dead People around, All one has to do to Confirm this is to look at Who was Elected to be President of the UNITED STATES in the last Election, and sadly may very well be the winner again in 2020. I would advise betting against it. Idiots, fools, Christians, Uneducated, have sensible people outnumbered.

  • smmlv3
    January 12, 2019 at 9:44 a.m.

    Driving blindfolded, eating detergent pods, killing one's self with pills and needles..... The last two generations have been born to parents who did not have time for them and put everything else ahead of their children's moral training.