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.
"Bird Box Challenge while driving... predictable result", the department stated.
U.S. police say a Utah teenager crashed into another vehicle when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".
The "Bird Box" challenge, which has gone viral on social media, is inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box", starring Sandra Bullock. Ironically, the teen very almost committed suicide herself trying to copy the film, and one of the film's characters does commit suicide by driving (un-blindfolded) into oncoming traffic. No word on whether the other driver plans to sue her for criminal stupidity - it was reportedly through his own efforts that police learned the driver who'd hit him was blindfolded.
"I nearly feel silly saying this", said Layton Police Lieutenant Travis Lyman.
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Police officers said the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another auto after pulling a hat over her eyes.
When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the risky challenge. Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office. "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".
And the "Bird Box" challenge involves people blindfolding themselves and trying to live life normally.
The 17-year-old girl was said to have had a 16-year-old male passenger in the truck with her.