A Utah teen maybe facing charges after police say she crashed into another vehicle when she covered her eyes while driving as a part of the "Bird Box" challenge.
The 17-year-old was (unsuccessfully) trying to emulate characters from Bird Box, a Sandra Bullock movie where characters are forced to blindfold themselves to escape an apocalypse caused by supernatural beings.
'Bird Box Challenge while driving.predictable result, ' Layton Police wrote in a tweet that included pictures of the two cars involved in the crash.
Lieutenant Lyman said the crash happened on Monday (local time) but the driver originally claimed she had become distracted by her passenger.
He said police had recommended the driver face a charge of reckless driving.
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The Bird Box Challenge wallowed somewhere in between being not-a-meme and a meme-in-embryonic-state earlier this month when Netflix tweeted a warning to its users not to engage in this unsafe activity. One video shows a dad accidentally walking his toddler into a wall while trying to recreate one of the movie's many blindfolded scenes.
What is the "Bird Box Challenge"?
The movie promotion involved blindfolds and video games, but no risky real-world stunts.
Sadly, some people still are still embracing the stupid, as seen by this 16-year-old motorist in the USA.
The "Bird Box" Challenge involves people blindfolding themselves while doing everyday tasks.