‘Bird Box Challenge’ leads to crash, possible charges for Utah teenager

Lester Mason
January 11, 2019

Police in Utah say a teen participating in the latest viral challenge caused a crash.

At 4:50 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old girl was driving a gray truck east along Layton Parkway when she pulled her beanie over her eyes to attempt the "Bird Box" Challenge, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said.

A teenager thought it would be fun to play the "Bird Box Challenge" while driving blindfolded through a town in Utah.

The driver then lost control and slid into the westbound lane, striking a white passenger vehicle and a light pole near 675 Layton Parkway, Lyman said.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the crash.


Police said they didn't learn about the story behind Monday's crash until Friday. "But, apparently, it needs to be said".

And the "Bird Box" challenge involves people blindfolding themselves and trying to live life normally.

Lt. Travis Lyman, Layton Police, said the 17-year-old girl driving the pickup truck was with a 16-year-old boy when she chose to attempt the "Bird Box Challenge" and used a beanie as an impromptu blindfold. "It really puts everybody at risk".

Police are screening a charge of reckless driving with the city attorney.

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