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April 15, 2024

Webster Parish, LA – Seth Poole Killed by Suspected DUI on Front St

April 15, 2024

Webster Parish, LA (September 01, 2021) – At about 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31st, Louisiana State Police opened an investigation into a fatal single-vehicle crash on Front Street near Thomasville Road. 

This deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Seth Poole, a resident of Sarepta. The driver of Poole’s vehicle is suspected of being impaired.

An investigation showed that 26-year-old Michael Allen Jr., a resident of Springhill, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche northbound on Front Street close to Thomasville Road. For reasons that have yet to be determined, Allen Jr. lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle overturned.

Allen Jr. was restrained and received only minor injuries. Poole was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Routine toxicology samples were collected and will be turned in for analysis. 

This accident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Seth Poole, at this time.

Drunk Driving Accident in Webster Parish

9.01 Webster Parish, LA - Seth Poole Killed by Suspected DUI on Front St

Time and again, people die in avoidable car accidents.  Driver impairment and lack of proper restraints are the main causes of accidents in Louisiana. In order to prevent these accidents, make sure you have a designated driver if you are going to consume alcohol. 

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law Firm genuinely care about the health and welfare of our clients. When an accident caused by another’s negligence causes harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a reliable Webster Parish car accident attorney as soon as they can.

Alcohol can reduce visual ability, disrupt your sense of space and time, diminish fine motor skills, and slower reaction times. Alcohol can impair someone’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle after a single drink. You should never get in a car with a driver who has been drinking and always wear your seat belt.

Our Webster Parish personal injury attorneys are here to support their clients and work to make sure they receive the highest amount of financial compensation possible for their damages. 

Webster Parish Car Accident Attorneys

Similar to other kinds of car crashes, liability on the part of the intoxicated driver has to be established in order for you to obtain financial compensation for your damages. Damages in a drunk driving claim cover both economic and non-economic. Under very particular circumstances, punitive damages may also be sought because the driver showed gross negligence in their decision to drive drunk.

If you were hurt in a car crash, contact a car accident attorney in Webster Parish by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Ask to schedule a free case review to learn about the legal options you have available.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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