Every day, more injuries are arising thanks to TikTok’s viral Crate Challenge.
The trend sees people stacking up towers of up to eight milk crates and attempting to walk over them like a staircase.
Milk crates are plastic interlocking boxes that are usually used to transport milk from dairies to retailers.
They are made of polythene, a thin plastic that cannot hold much weight, making the challenge extremely dangerous.
This week, a woman from Dallas has hit the news after she attempted the Crate Challenge and was severely injured.
Dallas woman severely injured during Crate Challenge
Rumours are flooding Twitter that a woman from Dallas has died as a result of injuries caused by TikTok’s Crate Challenge.
The woman, whose name is unknown, has reportedly not died, but is severely injured and in a critical condition.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told WFAA that police responded to an injured person call and confirmed that the woman did not die but was injured.
However, at the time of writing this, her exact condition is unknown.
A viral video shows the moment she fell from a stack of milk crates onto hard concrete outside a gas station in Dallas.
The person filming the video claims she was “bleeding from the head” and shouts: “Somebody call 911.”
She is believed to have hit her head after falling onto the pavement from a great height.
Twitter reacts to Dallas woman’s injuries
As rumours that the woman in Dallas has died continue to spread on Twitter, social media users are warning people against the dangerous challenge.
One person wrote: “I just seen on FB that a woman from Dallas died from doing the crate challenge. I think the joke is over now right?”
“So a woman just died in Dallas cuz she did the Crate Challenge. Imma need ya’ll all to STOP,” said another.
A third person added: “Someone died doing that Crate Challenge in Dallas… when will ya ever learn? Stop doing dumb s***.”
“A Dallas woman died doing that milk crate challenge last night Please stop with this nonsense,” said another.
Know the dangers of the Crate Challenge
Before you attempt the viral Crate Challenge, it’s important to be aware of the dangers.
Whilst the plastic milk crates might seem pretty sturdy, they can’t hold someone’s body weight, which is a serious issue when trying to walk on them.
The flimsy material combined with the wobbly towers lead most people to fall from a huge height, which can result in serious injury.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr Shawn Anthony told The Today Show: The Milk Crate Challenge is very dangerous, and we are seeing many orthopedic injuries as a result of the falls.”
“Injuries can include broken wrists, shoulder dislocations, ACL and meniscus tears, as well as life-threatening conditions like spinal cord injuries,” he continued.
If you are going to take part in the challenge, make sure you don’t stack the crates very high, and do it on grass rather than concrete.