Driver who crashed while blindfolded was participating in ‘Bird Box Challenge’

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There were no serious injuries in the crash.

A newly-licensed Utah teen is facing reckless driving charges after she blindfolded herself while driving and crashed into oncoming traffic in an attempt to perform the "Bird Box Challenge", a viral stunt inspired by the Netflix hit where people attempt to do everyday tasks without the handy help of vision.

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" takes its name from a recent Netflix movie in which the characters must remain blindfolded. Police say the young woman in question had pulled her hat over her eyes while she was driving, which resulted in the crash.

The 17 year-old female driver wasn't injured in the accident, according to a tweet from the Layton, Utah Police Department.

But the stakes behind the real-world version are far less urgent, nearly guaranteeing the likelihood that blindfolding yourself and trying to do things - especially around other people - will leave you (or them) in worse shape than before you started.

Police are reportedly weighing reckless driving charges against the teen.

"Honestly, I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered", but you know apparently we do have to say that".

"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. "It really puts everybody at risk", said Travis Lyman of the Layton police.

Last week Netflix warned fans not to attempt the challenge.

The Bird Box challenge, based off of Netflix's latest horror movie where citizens must stay blindfolded to stay alive, had a predictable result.

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