'Bird Box' challenge to blame for auto wreck in Utah, police say

'Bird Box' challenge to blame for auto wreck in Utah, police say

"She hit another auto, a light pole and a sound wall", local police told the news outlet.

KSL reported the driver had her beanie over her eyes at the time of the crash.

Layton police in Utah responded to a crash Monday because a driver covered her eyes while driving.

"Luckily no injuries", police wrote.

The 17-year-old girl was said to have had a 16-year-old male passenger in the truck with her.

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

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The challenge has seen people being filmed doing a variety of every day things blindfolded, including walking into walls and down streets. While nobody was injured, it's safe to say that driving a auto while blindfolded is definitely the opposite of a good idea.

Police are recommending reckless driving charges in the case but it will be up to the County Attorney's Office to determine what charges, if any, are filed.

It all started with the Netflix' movie Bird Box in late December.

These actions inspired Netflix to release a statement, urging people not to put themselves in danger with the viral challenge.

"Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE", Netflix tweeted on January 2.

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