Martínez Nadal’s statements on the day of Federico’s farewell in Madrid, in which he suggested the presence on the train of the former deputy of the CEDA Ramón Ruiz Alonso, do not hold water. On July 10, when Ruiz Alonso was traveling in a private vehicle from Madrid to Granada to participate with other soldiers in the military uprising, he had a serious accident, which did not cause him major injuries, but it did keep him in the town of Madridejos. The car collided with a truck that crossed his path. Shocked, he was cared for in a house in the town until members of Acción Popular political party went to the La Mancha town to pick him up.
On July 12, 1936, an article published in the Noticiario Granadino reported the accident. Because of this, the `jinx’ to which Martínez Nadal alludes could not have been the coup leader and later organizer of the arrest of Federico García Lorca.
On the other hand, Lorca took the train that was to take him for the last time to Granada on July 13 and not as Martínez Nadal mistakenly notes on the 16th. Before leaving on the all-night journey, the poet visited his literary teacher and friend Antonio Rodríguez Espinosa, and said goodbye to his sister Isabel at the Girls’ Residence. On July 14, the El Defensor newspaper reported Federico’s arrival in Granada in a brief note: “The Granada poet Federico García Lorca has been in his home town since yesterday. The illustrious author of Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) intends to spend a short time with his relatives.” (Lorca. The last trip. Gabriel Pozo).