'Worse than drunk driving': Blindfolded driver crashes while attempting bizarre new challenge

A blindfolded driver has crashed her car while attempting the ‘Bird Box’ challenge, based on the Netflix film where characters must cover their eyes to avoid danger.

The teenager was driving with a hat pulled over her eyes when she drove into oncoming traffic in Utah, southwestern US, the BBC reports.

In the Bird Box challenge,  people cover their eyes while doing ordinary activities and post the results on social media.

A driver caused a car crash after doing the Bird Box challenge. Source: Twitter/LaytonPolice

The apocalyptic Netflix movie stars Sandra Bullock and two children known only as ‘Boy’ and ‘Girl,’ who must cover their eyes with blindfolds to avoid being affected by a mysterious force.

Police in Utah tweeted a photo of two cars involved in the crash.

“Bird Box Challenge while driving…predictable result,” Layton Police tweeted on Friday.

“This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.

“Luckily no injuries.”

Social media users have slammed the irresponsible driver.

“This is worse than drunk driving,” one Twitter user fumed.

“She deserves to have her licence taken away for a very long time,” another tweeted.

Bird Box is a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock and two characters known only as Boy and Girl (still pictured). Source: Getty

“They could have hit someone with kids in the vehicle or killed someone. Ignorance at its finest,” another said.

Other social media users joked about the incident.

“It’s not her fault she couldn’t see, due to evil spirits on the streets,” one said.

“Can I start a ‘Quit being stupid challenge’,” another tweeted.

The challenge has gained so much traction online that Netflix released a statement, warning viewers against attempting anything with their eyes closed.

“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: please do not hurt yourself with this bird box challenge,” Netflix US tweeted on January 2.

“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.”