[Ed. – Teenagers still finding new and ever-more-stupid ways to risk their lives.]
Police are investigating a crash earlier this week that they believe was tied to the viral “Bird Box Challenge,” which involves having your eyes covered while performing tasks.
Police responded to a report of a crash on the Layton Parkway near I-15 just before 5 p.m. Monday, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said.
“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,” Lyman said.
The 17-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was driving a pickup truck with a 16-year-old passenger. She initially told police she was talking with a friend in the pickup and had gotten distracted.
However, after some follow-up interviews, including with the driver of the other vehicle, a 56-year-old man, police were able to tie the crash to the viral internet challenge, Lyman said.
No injuries were reported in the crash.