The Bird Box challenge, based off of Netflix's latest horror movie where citizens must stay blindfolded to stay alive, had a predictable result.
Layton police in Utah responded to a crash Monday because a driver covered her eyes while driving.
Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2
— Layton Police (@laytonpolice) January 11, 2019
Luckily, there were no injuries but both cars sustained damage.
When the movie first came out, Netflix gave a clear warning to viewers to not try the dangerous challenge.
Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 2, 2019
The #BirdBoxChallenge started trending when several people started posting their videos of the challenge online. One video shows a dad accidentally walking his toddler into a wall while trying to recreate one of the movie's many blindfolded scenes.