A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car in Oakland Monday morning was walking with three other people after their vehicle was impounded, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.
The fatal collision was reported at 6:06 a.m. Monday on Doolittle Drive, north of Hegenberger Road near the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, according to Oakland police.
The San Francisco Chronicle identified the man who was struck and killed as 42-year-old Arnold James of Oakland. The driver of the Lexus who hit James stopped at the scene.
James was one of the four men involved in an earlier traffic stop in Alameda, police said.
Alameda police stopped a Mazda in the 2900 block of Otis Drive near Krusi Park in Alameda for speeding before 5 a.m. Monday morning, Alameda Police Department spokesman Lt. Sean Lynch said.
"The driver was subsequently found to be driving on a suspended license," Lynch said. "There were three passengers. All adults over the age of 30."
The 38-year-old driver of the vehicle was cited and released, Lynch said.
"The officer followed the procedure that we follow in this community and in every community in the State of California," Lynch said. "If a person is driving on a suspended license their car has to be impounded."
The officer offered to arrange a cab ride for the four men, but they declined.
"They were free to go," Lynch said. "They opted to walk away."
Lynch said the police left the scene at 5:25 a.m.
The fatal accident took place 1.7 miles from where the traffic stop occurred, Lynch said.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.