Breaking: A California coach dies in freak accident. Monday Marion Adams, a beloved coach and teacher at Rio Linda High School, was impaled in a parking lot after heading home from track and field practice. Sadly, the coach passed away after succumbing to his devastating injuries.
In a Mar. 6 report from Fox News, details emerged about how the beloved high school coach died in a freakish accident.
According to a witness who arrived seconds after the tragic accident, Adams waved to a student, while riding his bicycle home from practice. Unbeknownst to the teacher, he was heading right into the path of a parking lot gate. In an instant, he crashed into the horizontal bar and was impaled.
Paramedics arrived on the scene a short time later to discover the gate post had penetrated several inches into the teacher's torso.
One student said he was shocked the coach died in the freak accident because he was alert and nodding his head during questioning.
Despite several surgeries to repair the damage, doctors said Adams passed away from the traumatic internal injuries.
Mike Morris, the school's varsity football team coach and athletic director said, "Marion was the most popular and nicest man on campus; just a great guy. It's a huge loss, devastating to our community."
From the hundreds of people who gathered for a Tuesday vigil, it's obvious the hardcore San Francisco 49ers fan was loved by many in his community.
Since the California coach's death in the freak accident was witnessed by students; hopefully the school is considering counseling services.