Rich drivers causing accident often bribe poorer people to take the blame

It is observed that often wealthy individuals drink and drive or drive carelessly, flouting traffic rules and cause the death of innocent people and injuries to others. They are aware of the stringent penalty that is imposed on those who are causing the accident, and if they have to spend time in jail, it will adversely affect them socially and professionally.
Since life is cheap in India, it is observed that when wealthy people are involved in an accident, they often bribe their way out of trouble. For example in the Jahnavi Gadkar case, the media reported that she had tried to bribe her way out of the accident, so that the police did not catch her.
In other instances, like when a wealthy doctor was involved in an accident, he managed to get his driver to take the blame, though allegedly the driver was in some other place when the accident actually took place.