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Demetria Lee loses her life in a tragic rollover accident in Woodbridge

Woodbridge, VA – A motor vehicle accident on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge has resulted in the death of a 39-year-old Woodbridge woman. The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 8:24 a.m.

Prince William County Police Department responded to the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Oakwood Drive to find a 2013 Nissan Juke overturned in the road’s median. The driver, identified as Demetria Yvette Lee, 39, of Woodbridge, was traveling eastbound on Old Bridge Road when she lost control of her vehicle. This led to the car leaving the roadway and rolling onto its roof.

Ms. Lee was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The recent tragic accident on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge, which led to the untimely death of 39-year-old Woodbridge resident Demetria Yvette Lee, raises significant concerns about vehicle manufacturing standards and safety.

It is disconcerting to note that Ms. Lee was adhering to traffic laws and was properly restrained by her seatbelt but succumbed to her injuries following a rollover crash.

Vehicle defects play a large role in the severity of rollover accident injuries.

This incident raises questions regarding the safety mechanisms of modern vehicles. The expectation is that non-speeding motorists who are using their seatbelt should not face fatal consequences in such an accident. The fact that Ms. Lee did not survive this crash indicates a potential defect in the safety design of the vehicle.

Rollover crashes often expose vehicle defects that can be catastrophic. These defects may include malfunctioning airbags that fail to deploy, seatbelts that inadvertently unlatch, or structurally weak roofs that collapse under pressure. Each of these failures represents a significant safety hazard, and alarmingly, all are preventable.

When a law-abiding driver like Ms. Lee falls victim to what may be a vehicle defect, manufacturers must be held accountable. The responsibility of a manufacturer extends beyond the production line and onto our roadways to ensure the safety and well-being of its customers. Considering this tragic incident, one must ask critical questions: Was the vehicle, in this case, a 2013 Nissan Juke, defective? Could the manufacturer have prevented this death?

The family deserves answers to these questions. These answers are found through an independent investigation conducted by trained safety experts. Such an investigation will not only provide clarity to the bereaved family but also serve to highlight any systemic issues that may be present in the 2013 Nissan Jukes.

The safety of motorists should be the top priority of all manufacturers, and any compromise in this regard is unacceptable.




The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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