Teen driver does ’Bird Box’ challenge; results were ’predictable’: Cops

  • Teen driver does ’Bird Box’ challenge; results were ’predictable’: Cops

Teen driver does ’Bird Box’ challenge; results were ’predictable’: Cops

There were no injuries reported in connection with the crash.

A teenager thought it would be fun to play the "Bird Box Challenge" while driving blindfolded through a town in Utah.

The police department tweeted photos of two cars involved in the crash - one was a pickup truck with the front bumper bent, the other was a smaller vehicle with the entire driver's side crushed.

The driver then lost control and slid into the westbound lane, striking a white passenger auto and a light pole near 675 Layton Parkway, Lyman said.

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

"I nearly feel silly saying this", said Layton Police Lieutenant Travis Lyman.

The "Bird Box Challenge" is when whose who play attempt to perform normal tasks while blindfolded, as some of the characters must do in the movie.

The driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a passenger auto. "... The stakes are just so high and it's just such a potentially risky thing as it is: to try and do it in that way is inexcusable".

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.