Coach Dies in Freak Accident on His Way Home From Doing What He Loved (VIDEO)

Marion AdamsIt happened right after Marion Adams left the place he loved the most -- the high school field where he coached football. The beloved 59-year-old teacher and coach was headed home on his bicycle after practice, when he turned to wave to a student.

In that instant, he crashed into a half-open parking lot gate. Somehow the force propelled him, and he was impaled upon a metal post. The description of the scene is beyond horrifying, and his family and community are left mourning the life of this widely respected man who dedicated his life to children.

This story and those of other freak accidents always take my breath away. The thought of your life being taken away in an instant, just like that, is daunting, and puts into perspective so many of the "little things" we stress about every day that so don't matter. They make me want to live my life with more purpose and more passion now, not someday, because someday may never come. And that's exactly how it sounds Marion Adams lived his life.

According to the Sacramento Bee, he had attended Rio Linda High School when he was younger. He graduated in 1972 and promised that one day he'd return to teach. After spending some time in the banking industry, that's what he did.

According to his brother, David Adams, he coached several youth teams as well, and sometimes bought equipment for those in need with his own funds.

Marion loved kids, loved seeing them do well. He gave up a job that paid really well to teach and coach at his favorite school.

So while it's difficult to see such an incredible man taken like this, at least we know that while he was alive, he lived his life well and with purpose. May he rest in peace.

Do stories of freak accidents like this make you want to live your life differently?


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linzemae linzemae

Holy cow, how horrible

Farmi... FarmingMomma5

I think most all have lost a loved one in a "freak accident" sometime in our lives... Always a reminder that tomorrow is never promised. Sad for the family & friends left behind but sounds likes this man made a positive difference in others lives & will never be forgotten.

Kediset Kediset

-twitch- oh man that absolutely sucks and rather crazy. talk about a freak accident.. hope the poor guy didn't suffer long, if at all.

also gotta feel bad for the student who the coach was waving to. might feel some guilt and no doubt probably traumatized too from witnessing the accident.

Rosas... RosasMummy

I lost a friend to a freak accident a couple of years ago. It makes it worse that he was just taken like that, I have another friend who committed suicide and it didnt take me as long to come to terms with that bcos even tho it's still horrible, at least I know they chose it, he could have moved out the way the last minute but we know he didn't flinch he just let it happen. With my friend who died in a freak accident I am constantly thinking about how terrified he must have been and how much he wanted to live.

bella... bellacazzate

His picture makes me feel really, really sad. 

nonmember avatar Cedric

For a second, i thought this was mickey rooney from the one episode of full house

Cafe Amy Cafe Amy

This is just so sad.

Kaymad41 Kaymad41

I bet he didn't love the part where he got impaled.

lasombrs lasombrs

how the heck does that even happen :( What a terrible thing to happen to an aparently great man. MY thoughts are with his family and the school

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