A New London Superior Court jury has rendered a defense verdict in finding that the front driver’s side wheel of a new Hyundai Elantra was not defective when the vehicle crossed lanes of a highway, injuring the driver.

In his September 2015 lawsuit, Ryan Brown Jr., a 28-year-old U.S. Navy lieutenant, says he was driving the new vehicle, which he had purchased 13 days earlier, when suddenly the wheel malfunctioned, causing the car to cross lanes of Interstate 95 in Old Lyme before eventually being brought to a stop in the median.

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