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Bird Box challenge leads to two-car crash in US, despite Netflix warnings



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January 12, 2019 14:29:54

The police in the American city of Layton, Utah, reminded drivers not to take part in the so-called Bird Box challenge after a 17-year-old girl [19659007] Key points:

  • The seventeen-year-old driver presumably covered his eyes with a cap before hitting another car, a light pole and a sound barrier
  • The social media challenge comes from the film of Netflix Bird Box, in which the protagonists must wear blindfolded eyes
  • A popular YouTuber was filmed driving blindfolded at the beginning of this week

He allegedly wore a cap on his eyes as part of the challenge, before losing control of his car and crashing into another pilot, a light pole and a sound barrier.

Takes the name from a horror film Netflix, the challenge entails that the participants bend down while trying to perform the daily activities – the last of a long series of dangerous social media enmena.

In the film, the monsters make the people who watch them take off their lives immediately – hence the need to keep their eyes blindfolded.

"Bird Box Challenge while driving … predictable result," wrote Layton Police's Twitter with a photo of the incident.

The girl, a 16-year-old passenger and the other driver remained unharmed in the accident, Lieutenant Travis Lyman told the local media.

He said the police had advised the driver to be accused of reckless driving.

"Fortunately no one was hurt but there was a lot of damage," he said.

"It may have been much more serious."

Lieutenant Lyman said the incident occurred on Monday (local time) but the driver originally claimed to have been distracted by his passenger .

Police began to suspect the Bird Box challenge only after the driver hit investigated further on the incident and asked local residents for surveillance footage and shared his findings with the officers said Lieutenant Lyman.

"Unfortunately, this is not the only case we have seen in the media of someone trying to drive like this

Bird Box is spreading on social media

At the start of this week , the popular YouTuber Jake Paul posted a video showing himself as he tried to lead blindfolded eyes before hitting the trash cans, then traversing the traffic.

YouTube could upload the original video but it was uploaded again on other platforms.

Earlier this month, Netflix issued a statement inviting fans not to be so stupid.

While the company was asking people not to get hurt, it started its Bird Box challenge – working with Twitch's famous Australian spies to play their blindfolded games .

and video games, but no dangerous acrobatics in the real world.

The tidal pods, condoms and fire in 2018

Bird Box have overcome a year of challenges including the swallowing of liquid detergents, the puffs of condoms and even the continuation of the Deadly #FireChallenge – which consists of give yourself fire in front of a camera.

A 12-year-old American girl burned about 50% of her body last year. The Detroit teen was hospitalized for months before recovering and about $ 8,000 were collected for her surgeries via GoFundMe.

Dangerous acrobatics popularized on social media have come to life for years.

Even the relatively tame flatness of the acrobatics led to the death of a man from Brisbane in 2011 when he tried to lie down on a balcony railing on the seventh floor and fell.

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