California coach dies in freak bicycle accident

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A high school coach in California dies in a freak accident in which he was impaled by a parking lot gate while riding his bicycle, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Marion Adams, Rio Linda High School’s multimedia teacher and track and field coach, was heading home from a practice Monday night when the accident occurred. According to the report, he turned around while riding his bike to say goodbye to a student when he hit into the metal gate.

Adams died early Tuesday, despite surviving two surgeries to treat internal wounds.

“Marion was the most popular and nicest man on campus; just a great guy,” Mike Morris, the school’s varsity football team coach and athletic director, told the Sacramento Bee. “It’s a huge loss, devastating to our community.”

Hundreds attended a vigil held for Adams on Tuesday night.

Source: Sacramento Bee

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