A teenage driver crashed into another car after pulling the hat over his eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".
The seventeen-year-old was (unsuccessfully) trying to emulate characters from Bird Box, a film by Sandra Bullock in which the characters are forced to bandage to escape an apocalypse caused by supernatural beings.
Characters who watch the villains of the movie are mad and eventually kill themselves after having suffered visions that drive them to death. ] Bird Box, Netflix film 2018 “/>
Image: In Bird Box, the characters must remain blindfolded
The unlikely mania saw Netflix warn the audience not to copy the characters and embark on the challenge.
Nonetheless, countless videos of people trying to do things have been circulated online while blindfolded ̵
1; with some reckless motorists covering their eyes while they are behind the wheel.
The police in Utah, where the incident occurred, said the result was "predictable" – with the teenager adrift in the oncoming traffic and hitting another car.
Lt Travis Lyman, Layton's chief The police said "fortunately" that there were no injuries – but added that he never thought he should warn the public not to drive while blindfolded.