Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

Police in Utah say a driver was overlaying her eyes and collaborating within the so-called “Bird Box Challenge” when she crashed into one other car on Monday.

The Layton Metropolis Police Division tweeted Friday that the crash induced no accidents. The division warned drivers to not take part in the viral problem, during which individuals transfer round whereas sporting blindfolds, a reference to the Netflix movie “Chicken Field.”

“Chicken Field Problem whereas driving…predictable outcome,” the division’s tweet mentioned.

Deseret News reports the motive force was 17-years-old and allegedly pulled a beanie hat over her eyes whereas driving a pickup truck at about 35 mph.

“It did not take lengthy for her to lose management,” Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman mentioned, per Deseret Information.

“It is simply outrageous that someone would assume to do this,” Lyman mentioned, in accordance with the publication. “The stakes are simply manner too excessive to do one thing like that whilst you’re driving.”

Citing Lyman, the publication mentioned the motive force started swerving earlier than she veered into oncoming site visitors and sideswiped a car. The teenager then hit a lightweight pole and a concrete barrier, in accordance with the publication.

Final week, Netflix warned people in regards to the potential security hazards of collaborating within the “Chicken Field Problem.”

“Can’t consider I’ve to say this, however: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,” the company tweeted on Jan. 2. “We don’t understand how this began, and we respect the love, however Boy and Lady have only one want for 2019 and it’s that you simply not find yourself within the hospital as a consequence of memes.”

In December, Netflix’s popular movie “Birdbox” captured audiences, spurred memes and sparked debates amongst thousands and thousands of viewers throughout its first week of launch.

Within the movie, Sandra Bullock’s character Melanie and two kids (Boy and Lady) navigate a post-apocalyptic world whereas blindfolded to keep away from seeing an ominous determine. In “Chicken Field,” seeing the mysterious monster has lethal penalties.

Contributing: Dalvin Brown

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: ‘Bird Box Challenge’ crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

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