British teenager throws herself out of car whilst high on laughing gas
A BRITISH teenager jumped out of a moving car and threw herself off a bridge on the Costa del Sol after bingeing on alcohol and nitrous oxide. Police in Spain said yesterday, June 10, the 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital to be treated for broken legs.
An incident involving the same gas on Monday, June 7, during which a British man jumped off a third-floor balcony into a swimming bath has also been linked to the consumption of nitrous oxide and alcohol.
The teenage girl had jumped from a bridge that’s over 30 feet above a golf course after an evening out with friends in Puerto Banus, on the brink of Marbella, only one day before the incident involving the 31-year-old man, the Evening Standard reports.
Police have allegedly linked the death of another Brit, 23, who was found dead in his Marbella home to the consumption of nitrous oxide.
Following a post-mortem, it had been discovered that the person had choked on a bit of paper he had swallowed accidentally. He was found with nitrous oxide capsules and a balloon next to his body when firefighters forced entry into his home on May 11 following worried calls from his family.
Police investigators are allegedly convinced the drug, which is consumed employing a balloon, played a neighbourhood in his death.
The teenage girl was rushed to the Costa del Sol hospital and has apparently suffered a complete loss of memory of the incident.
Yesterday, June 10, Spanish police issued a warning against the utilization of laughing gas. A spokesman said: “The National Police alerts people to the risks linked to laughing gas, otherwise referred to as nitrous oxide, after two serious accidents in but 24 hours of kids who had costumed the substance.
“The alterations produced within the systema nervosum by the gas, and therefore the delirium and hallucinations frequently sparked by its consumption, could have caused both episodes where a minor and a young British man threw themselves into the abyss in Marbella.
“Investigators have ruled out the existence of a criminal offence in either case.”