The driver then pulled a beanie over her eyes and kept driving.
United States police say a Utah teenager crashed into another auto when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".
Named after a Netflix horror movie, the challenge involves participants blindfolding themselves while trying to perform everyday tasks - the latest in a long line of unsafe social media phenomena.
"Honestly I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered" but you know apparently we do have to say that", Lyman told Fox 13.
The 17-year-old driver, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the other vehicle all escaped serious injury.
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Once, she said , her family locked her up in a room for half a year because she cut her hair in a style they disliked. However, there has so far been no evidence her life is in actual danger.
Age and inexperience are poor excuses; this person purposefully blinded themselves at the controls of a two-ton metal missile and put innocent lives at risk.
Police are recommending reckless driving charges in the case but it will be up to the County Attorney's Office to determine what charges, if any, are filed.
Earlier this month Netflix released a statement urging fans not to be so stupid.
The girl, a 16-year-old passenger and the other driver were uninjured in the crash, Lieutenant Travis Lyman told local media.
The streamer previously issued a warning against participating in the "Bird Box Challenge", which involves performing often risky stunts while blindfolded.
Netflix already has tried to combat the social media-driven phenomenon, tweeting a January 2 advisory that "Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes".