"The shoulders are for emergency or a disabled vehicle only," said Trooper Dimitrios Karadimos. "Stay in the car. Put your seat belt on, if you have a cell phone call for help, either 911 or AAA if it's a simple fix and you're in a safe spot. If you don't have a cell phone and you're stuck inside the car, don't start walking on the highway, wave your arms, somebody will see you, somebody will call 911."
Thursday, a mother in Old Lyme was killed after she was struck by a passing truck. She had gotten out of her car on the right shoulder to check on her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.
A man was killed in East Hartford after attempting to cross I-84 on Thursday night.
State police say drivers need to remember to look out for their own safety first before the well-being of their vehicle. If you need help, dial 911.