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Coach Dies in Freak Accident Involving Bicycle, Gate

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The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a Rio Linda High School teacher has died in a tragic accident involving his bicycle and an open gate arm.

The report states that Adams, who was a popular multimedia teacher, as well as a track and football coach at the high school, was riding his bicycle after track practice on Monday, March 4. On his way out of the stadium parking lot he was impaled on the arm of an open metal swing gate.

Adams, who was 59, was taken to the hospital where he died after enduring multiple surgeries. According to the Bee, Adams’ students and co-workers filled hospital halls and waiting rooms throughout the night.

The Twin Rivers Unified School District has released a statement expressing its sadness:

We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our beloved teachers, 59-year-old Marion Adams, who passed away early this morning after a tragic bicycle accident March 4. Adams was a multimedia teacher and track and football coach at Rio Linda High School.

His death has had a major impact on our Twin Rivers family. We have had a crisis intervention team at RLHS today working with students and faculty members. These professionals are well prepared to assist us during this difficult time.

Adams was a 1972 graduate of RLHS and began teaching there in 2004. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues, and the students who admired him. He will be missed by all of us.

The Bee states that Adams was an avid sports fan and a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers. Adams leaves behind a wife, son, daughter, and two grandchildren.

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Coach Dies in Freak Accident Involving Bicycle, Gate
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  • Jeanelle Martin

    This hits too close for me and my family. Last May my 14 yr old son was impaled by the handlebar to his bike. He endured 2 emergency surgeries, a month in the ICU and came home with a drain tube. I thank the Lord everyday that it wasn’t any worse. My heart goes out to his family, friends and the students that will miss the Coach.

    • Steven

      Jeanelle,I hope and pray that your son continues to improve everyday.

  • ~wicked~

    the worst kind of death is sudden , i feel so much empathy for this family .

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