Coach dies in freak accident: A Sacramento high school teacher and coach was killed in a freak bicycle accident this week.
A California high school coach and teacher has died in a freak bicycle accident, and his death was mourned on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was 59.
Marion Adams, who coached football, track and taught broadcasting at Rio Linda High School, crashed into a yellow gate arm on his bike on Monday night near the school campus and was impaled on it, reported CBS-13 television, citing witnesses.
“It’s like a nightmare. I keep waiting to wake up, just hasn’t hit me all the way,” his son, Joe Adams, told the network. He said, “He was a great dad, always wanted me to do my best, tried to help everybody he could.”
Marcel Brown, a track runner, found Adams after the accident. “He looked like he was going to be OK. He was nodding his head yes and no. I was thinking he was going to be alright,” he said.
Adams died on Tuesday after two surgeries to treat internal wounds, reported the Sacramento Bee.
“Marion was the most popular and nicest man on campus; just a great guy,” fellow teacher Mike Morris told the Bee. “It’s a huge loss, devastating to our community. He’s an example of how great Rio Linda is as a school and community. He couldn’t wait to come back here. This place meant everything to him.”
Hundreds of people attended a vigil for him on Tuesday night.
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