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

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There were no serious injuries in the crash.

A teenager has crashed her vehicle while covering her eyes as part of the so-called Bird Box challenge.

Initially, police were told the crash was caused by the driver getting distracted while she talked to her 16-year-old male passenger, Lyman said.

The "Bird Box" challenge, which has gone viral on social media, is inspired by the Netflix movie "Bird Box", starring Sandra Bullock.

Lt. Travis Lyman told Fox13 that the 17-year-old female driver of the pickup truck was driving on the Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old male passenger when she chose to take part in the challenge and blind herself using a beanie.

For those that are unfamiliar with the concept, the challenge stems from the film as some people have decided that they should wear blindfolds and navigate their way around the world.

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Luckily, no one was hurt as a result of the crash.

"It's just inexcusable to do something as risky as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road", said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com. Police say they are screening a reckless driving charge with the city attorney's office.

Age and inexperience are poor excuses; this person purposefully blinded themselves at the controls of a two-ton metal missile and put innocent lives at risk.

The challenge prompted Netflix to issue a warning tweet on January 2.

Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week.

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