Folks, DO NOT do the “Bird Box Challenge”! It is a fictional movie; it’s not real!
Netflix issued an official statement via Twitter, warning Birdbox viewers not to do anything blindfolded. However, a 17-year-old in Layton, Utah decidedly try the challenge out anyway and ended up crashing her truck into another motorist, then a light pole.
The challenge involves people moving around while wearing blindfolds, which originated from the Netflix film. In the movie starring #SandraBullock, characters wear blindfolds to avoid seeing a mysterious force.
Utah Police Lt. Travis Lyman said, “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.” Layton Police Department tweeted, “Bird Box Challenge while driving … predictable result,” with a photo of one of the wrecked vehicles.
Police did not identify the teen but said she was driving with a 16-year-old passenger. No injuries were reported.
Colorado Police have already given their residents a warning, anticipating someone going against the grain. “Inevitably, somebody’s going to do the monumentally stupid thing that is driving while blindfolded,” a Colorado State Patrol officer said in a video message last week. “We shouldn’t have to say this, but we’re gonna: Don’t drive blindfolded.”