Police: Predictable result when blindfolded Layton teen attempts ‘Bird Box’ challenge while driving

ST. GEORGE — A teenager in Layton crashed her vehicle into another car after covering her eyes while driving, Layton City Police reported Friday.

The collision happened Monday when the teen was reportedly attempting to do a “Bird Box Challenge,” wherein people film themselves doing things while blindfolded, as shown in the current hit Netflix movie “Bird Box.”

“Bird Box challenge while driving … predictable result,” the Layton Police Department’s tweeted on Friday as it posted pictures of both damaged vehicles.

Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman told St. George News on Friday that the incident occurred on the Layton Parkway. The girl, who was accompanied by a 16-year-old male passenger, was driving a gray pickup truck that collided with the side of a small white Honda passenger car.

Honda passenger car involved in a collision on Layton Parkway, Jan. 7, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Layton Police Department via Twitter, St. George News

“She just drifted into the westbound lanes and then kind of overcorrected and hit that car and spun and hit a light pole,” Lyman said.

According to a report from Fox13Now, the girl used her beanie cloth cap as an impromptu blindfold.

No injuries were reported. The teen driver hasn’t yet been cited, but Lyman told St. George News a possible charge is being screened with the city attorney’s office.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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