Police Believe Bird Box Challenge Resulted in Car Crash

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Participants in the "challenge" don blindfolds and try to perform ordinary tasks, imitating the characters in "Bird Box", who must cover their eyes lest they see something unspecified yet horrific that drives them to suicide.

"Bird Box Challenge while driving.predictable result", the police tweeted on Friday, along with a photo of two mangled cars on Layton Parkway surrounded by snow-covered sidewalks.

The driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a passenger vehicle.

He said the girl was driving down Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old passenger when she blindfolded herself by pulling her beanie down over her eyes.

She had allegedly pulled a beanie over her eyes as part of the challenge, before losing control of her auto and smashing into another driver, a light pole and a sound barrier.

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After the incident, she was "horrified" about his reaction and said that "by law, we are supposed to report things like that". She said CEO Bill Timmons, who resigned on Monday, told them not to report on an incident back in 1998.

This viral challenge mirrors the premise of the Sandra Bullock-led horror that sees survivors utilize blindfolds to navigate a post-apocalyptic hellscape, lest they spot a malevolent force that turns its victims suicidal.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the Layton, Utah, crash, a representative at the police department told CBS News.

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

He said police had recommended the driver face a charge of reckless driving.

Lyman's disbelief echoes Netflix's own warning earlier this month after the "challenge" started going viral, which cautioned fans not to hurt themselves while reenacting the meme. But others might not be so lucky with such a risky stunt.

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