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This is a true story. Our pediatrician is driving along one of Quito’s main avenues a few months ago. A motorcyclist runs a red light, the doctor hits him, he flies something like 30 feet (as described by the doctor). Doctor stops car-as a doctor he didn’t see any other alternative, checks to make sure the man is ok. Police arrive.
Police tell the doctor “You are under arrest, you must come with us.” Cop tells the doctor “You should have fled the scene, parked your car a few blocks away, and called it in as stolen.” Doctor is arrested and put in jail for three days, released on bail because he has a friend high up in the police. Man he hit is barely hurt and walks off.
Moral of the story-don’t get in an accident in Ecuador, especially if someone ends up injured.