OAKLAND -- A 39-year-old man who was helping a stranded motorist was hit by a car in East Oakland on Friday night and later died at Highland Hospital, police said.
The man's name and city of residence were not available Saturday from the Alameda County Coroner's Office because his family had not yet been notified, a spokeswoman said.
Police said the man was helping a stranded motorist push a car when he was struck. After the collision, the driver who hit the man left his vehicle behind and ran away on foot. He was later arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and could face other charges, police said. It was not known Saturday where he was arrested.
The man was hit at 7:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of International Boulevard and died about 10:07 p.m., police said.