A freak accident took the life of a popular California high school teacher and coach who was riding his bike home from a practice when the bizarre and fatal mishap happened. Rio Linda High School track and field coach and multimedia teacher, Marion Adams, became impaled by a parking lot gate as he turned around to say good bye to a student, according to Fox News on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Adams bike hit the metal parking lot gate while he was distracted for just a moment as he saying good bye to one of the students after just getting out of practice on Monday. The parking lot gate was partially open and Marion didn't see it until his bike hit it and he became impalled in the fence. Even after two surgeries to repair the internal damage Adams suffered from this freak accident, he died due to the fatal injuries.
Rio Linda High School was a special place for Adams, who gave up a high paying job to teach and coach at the same high school he graduated from in 1972, according to his brother Davis Adams. This tight-knit community is mourning one of their own, who was popular and well liked among his peers, neighbors and students.