Teacher Impaled While Bicycling

  1. Students and teachers gathered at Rio Linda High School to remember a teacher who died Tuesday morning after a bike accident that took place one day earlier in the parking lot of the school's athletic field.

    "He was leaving the school and he turned the corner, and he went to look behind him to see if there was a car behind him, and when he turned back, he ran into the gate," said Adams' great-niece, Alyssa Davis, who wasn't present at the time of the crash. "It went straight through him. It punctured his artery."
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   tewdles
    What a tragedy!
  4. by   nursefrances
    That's terrible. His poor family. These sudden, unexpected tragedies are always difficult. My friend's husband died some years ago while away on a business trip,he was golfing (had an aneurysm). It was so unexpected. I remember crying for my dear friend thinking that she didn't get to say goodbye. When we spoke afterwards she said she was able to talk to him on the phone shortly before it happened and did tell him she loved him.
  5. by   TopazLover
    How terrible.

    I was young when one of our 3 local doctors was riding a bike with his son. They rode around the school as usual. They did not know the school had placed a chain across the roadway. He basically was clotheslined but survived. His son was not injured. After many years he was able to do radiology. It has always stayed with me.

    Bike accidents are the worst. Bikes need a lane of their own. Bikers need mirrors rather than turn around. Bikes on roads scare me as a driver.

  6. by   tewdles
    I was interested to discover, when I moved to Alaska, that bike riding is a year round activity in Fairbanks.
    If you think driving with bicyclists is scary in general, try sharing the road with them when it is 40 below zero and the roads are nothing but snow pack and ice. Geesh