Perth incentive goes awry

AN INCENTIVE trip in Lancelin, Western Australia turned into a nightmare for employees and business partners of tyre company Bridgestone Singapore, when their four-wheel drive vehicle rolled backwards off a sand dune and flipped onto its side.

The 33 passengers on board the vehicle, all Singaporean except for Bridgestone’s managing director, who is Japanese, were on the last leg of a four-day trip organised by Bridgestone to reward its distributors.

Bridgestone had planned the trip through Singapore-based travel agency Spinergy Travel Guide, which engaged Desert Storm 4WD Adventure Tours to provide the sand dune tour.

While some members of the group sill remain hospitalised, 20 have since returned to Singapore on their scheduled flight.

The Straits Times reported that at least two Singaporeans suffered serious neck injuries and may be paralysed as a result of the accident.

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