Elizabeth Platt, Hanako Abe Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident at Second and Mission Streets


Elizabeth Platt and Hanako Abe Dies in San Francisco Hit-and-Run Crash, Thursday Afternoon

Elizabeth Platt, Hanako Abe Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident at Second and Mission Streets

San Francisco, California – Elizabeth Platt, 60, and Hanako Abel,27, has been identified as two people killed in a San Francisco hit-and-run crash in the area of Second and Mission streets in the South of Market neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

Platt and Abe were in the crosswalk when a gray Honda traveling on Second toward Mission Street struck them.

Police said the Honda had run the red light and collided with a gray Ford before hitting the two pedestrians.

The crash happened at around 4 p.m. on December 31.

Platt and Abe died in the crash.

The Honda driver Troy McAlister, 45, fled the scene on foot immediately after the crash but was located and arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter.

Police said McAlister was operating a stolen vehicle while drunk and was on parole.

The incident remains under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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