Bird Box challenge gets out of hand as teen crashes car

14 January 2019 - 11:24 By Odwa Mjo
A teenager in Utah crashed into oncoming traffic while driving blindfolded. He was doing the 'Bird Box' challenge.
A teenager in Utah crashed into oncoming traffic while driving blindfolded. He was doing the 'Bird Box' challenge.
Image: via Twitter/@6abc

Weeks after Netflix cautioned fans about taking part in challenges related to the movie Bird Box, a teenager crashed into oncoming traffic in Utah, US, while emulating Sandra Bullock in the film.

According to Sky News, a 17-year-old crashed into another car while driving blindfolded. No injuries were reported.

The challenge involves people blindfolding themselves and performing activities such as walking or running, pretending to be the blindfolded characters in the movie.

Bird Box is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where a mysterious force drives people to commit suicide should they remove their blindfolds. 

The sci-fi thriller hit big numbers on Netflix, with 45-million account holders watching it in its first week. 

Videos of the challenge have been widely shared on social media. 


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