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Oct 20, 2020

Castro’s Leaked Audio on Traffic Accident

U.D.P. Area Representative Edmond Castro was involved in a traffic collision on January twentieth on the George Price Highway. Castro was heading to Belmopan from Belize City when at mile four; he collided head on to another vehicle as he was overtaking.  The accident was non-fatal, but from a leaked phone conversation, the investigation into whose fault it was remains in the air. In the leaked audio, Castro is allegedly heard trying to convince the driver of the other vehicle to take the blame for the crash so the insurance company pays for it.  The driver is hesitant and refuses to take the blame, however, Castro insists and the driver agrees to contact the insurance company.


Voice of: Edmond Castro, Area Rep., Belize Rural North

“And if they insurance don’t cover as much then they will pay but just settle this thing and let them take care of me and everybody is alright. It will not cost you anything. Why don’t you want to accept fault? What will is cost you?”


Voice of: Driver

“I cannot accept it because it was not me who crashed into you. It was you who crashed into me. I cannot accept that that me no have the wrong. It is you have the wrong. You crashed into me.”


Voice of: Edmond Castro

“Sir, sir, but what will it cost you? How much money will it cost you? It will not cost you not one penny.  It will not cost you anything, papito.  None of us died because the way my vehicle crashed up none of us died. Give thanks to the almighty for taking care of us.”


Edmond Castro

Voice of: Driver

“It takes care of us but that is too much speed you were on, boss man. That was too much speed. That was too much speed.”


Voice of: Edmond Castro

“Nothing happened to we so we must give thanks and praise.”


On Monday, U.D.P. leader Patrick Faber was asked about the matter; he was brief in his response, saying he was unaware of the incident and so did not want to comment.

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