'Bird Box' Challenge Leads to Car Accident in Utah

Y'all should have left stupid in 2018.

Bird Box car crash

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Bird Box car crash

Y'all really should have left stupid back in 2018. Instead here we are, getting into car accidents because of Bird Box. Smh.

According to the Layton Police Department of Layton, Utah, a car accident took place on Friday morning because one of the drivers was participating in the ridiculous Bird Box challenge. That’s right, a 17-year-old girl was driving with her eyes covered.  

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

“Apparently, as a part of this ‘Bird Box Challenge,’ (the driver) used her beanie to pull over her eyes as she was driving on Layton Parkway, and she ended up losing control of her car and skidded into the westbound lanes of Layton Parkway and hit another car and ended up hitting a light pole as well,” police told local outlet KSL.

There’s a scene in Bird Box where the main characters have to drive with all the windows covered in order to avoid seeing the monster lurking outside, so that they don't spontaneously commit suicide. It’s a bumpy ride, to say the least, and also should never be replicated in any fashion in real life. Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of the accident.

Netflix previously told viewers not to attempt the challenge, because it's dumb and you can hurt yourself.

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 (@netflix) January 2, 2019

#SorryNotSorry but Bird Box memes are dead, too. God Bless.

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