Police within the US metropolis of Layton, Utah, have reminded drivers not to participate within the so-called Fowl Field problem after a 17-year-old lady prompted a two-car crash.
She had allegedly pulled a beanie over her eyes as a part of the problem, earlier than dropping management of her automotive and smashing into one other driver, a lightweight pole and a sound barrier.
Named after a Netflix horror film, the problem entails individuals blindfolding themselves whereas making an attempt to carry out on a regular basis duties — the most recent in a protracted line of harmful social media phenomena.
Within the film, monsters trigger individuals who have a look at them to right away take their very own lives — therefore the necessity for fixed blindfolds.
“Fowl Field Problem whereas driving … predictable outcome,” Layton Police tweeted with pictures of the crash.
The lady, a 16-year-old passenger and the opposite driver have been unhurt within the crash, Lieutenant Travis Lyman advised native media.
He stated police had advisable the motive force face a cost of reckless driving.
“Fortunately no person was damage however there was fairly a bit of harm,” he stated.
“It may have been much more critical.”
Lieutenant Lyman stated the crash occurred on Monday (native time) however the driver initially claimed she had grow to be distracted by her passenger.
Police solely started suspecting the Fowl Field problem after the motive force she hit investigated the crash additional and requested locals for any doable surveillance footage and shared his findings with officers, Lieutenant Lyman stated.
“Sadly, this is not the one case we have seen within the media of somebody making an attempt to drive like this,” he stated.
Fowl Field gaining traction on social media
Earlier this week, widespread YouTuber Jake Paul launched a video exhibiting himself making an attempt to drive blindfolded earlier than hitting rubbish
YouTube pulled the unique video however it has been reuploaded on different platforms.
Earlier this month Netflix launched a press release urging followers to not be so silly.
Whereas the corporate referred to as for individuals to not damage themselves, it kicked off its personal Fowl Field problem of kinds — partnering with widespread Australian Twitch streamers to play their video games blindfolded.
The film promotion concerned blindfolds and video video games, however no harmful real-world stunts.
Tide pods, condoms and fireplace in 2018
Fowl Field capped off a yr of challenges that included swallowing liquid detergent Tide pods, snorting condoms and even the continuation of the lethal #FireChallenge — which entails setting your self on fireplace in entrance of a digicam.
A 12-year-old US lady gave herself burns to about 50 per cent of her physique final yr. The Detroit teen was in
Harmful stunts made widespread on social media have been taking lives for years.
Even the comparatively tame planking stunt led to the loss of life of a Brisbane man in 2011 when he tried to lie on a seventh storey balcony railing and fell.