The girl had been out with friends on Friday the 28th, taking part in an impromptu botellón (outside bottle party) in San Martín de la Vega (Madrid).
According to one witness, she drunk most of a bottle of spirits in one go. When she passed out her friends decided not to phone the police or for an ambulance because they feared the reaction of their parents, so instead they loaded her into a shopping trolley and wheeled her to the medical centre, taking 40 minutes – this time elapse was perhaps crucial.
There she entered into cardiac arrest but the staff were able to revive her enough for an ambulance to rush the girl to the Hospital 12 de Octubre in the centre of Madrid. Unfortunately, the damage suffered to her organs was irreparable and after three days in a coma she died on the 1st of November.
It has since been revealed by the Policía Local and confirmed by friends of the dead girl that on two previous occasions she had to be escorted home by the police being so drunk that she couldn’t walk.
On the 22nd of November, 2013, a 13-year-old schoolgirl in the Basque Lands brought a glass bottle containing clear, high-percentage alcohol into school and drank it. She also entered into an alcohol-induced coma in the middle of a class and was rushed to hospital.
In this case, fortunately, she lived to tell the tale.