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

Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

Police in the USA state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash.

However, police have requested that the driver be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman said. It shows the vlogger walking into heavy traffic and driving a auto blindfolded. The side airbags of the HR-V appear to be deployed.

Authorities say no one was injured during the crash.

The "Bird Box Challenge" takes its name from a recent Netflix movie in which the characters must remain blindfolded.

"Bird Box Challenge while driving... predictable result", the department stated.

Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage.

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For those that are unfamiliar with the concept, the challenge stems from the film as some people have decided that they should wear blindfolds and navigate their way around the world.

Have you seen Bird Box?

In the viral challenge, participants attempt to do ordinary things while blindfolded, which, again, is risky for obvious reasons. The company sent out a tweet on January 2, urging people not to participate in the fad.

The challenge "really hasn't been that risky, but 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.

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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