5-year-old Andover lady recognized as baby killed by tractor trailer


Her household is now calling on city officers to take steps to make the intersection the place she died safer for pedestrians.

Sidney Mae Olson, 5, died in a deadly automotive crash Tuesday.
Courtesy Photograph

The household of 5-year-old Sidney Mae Olson has recognized her because the baby struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Andover Tuesday night.

What occurred

Sidney, an Andover resident, was hit round 5:15 p.m. on the intersection of Elm and Foremost Streets.

In an announcement launched by the Essex County District Lawyer’s Workplace, Sidney’s household mentioned they have been strolling to an artwork class on Foremost Avenue when she and one other member of the family entered the crosswalk whereas the stroll signal was on.

“As long-time residents of the neighborhood, we’ve adopted that route tons of of instances earlier than,” Sidney’s household wrote. “The remainder was a blur, and Sidney was struck by a truck and killed, leaving an not possible void in our lives.”

The opposite member of the family who was within the crosswalk when Sidney was killed was not hit by the automobile.

Police mentioned beforehand that the motive force of the tractor trailer stopped after Sidney was hit and was cooperative with police. It’s unclear if they’ll face prices.

Remembering Sidney

“Sidney was a bright-eyed, energetic lady with springy curls,” her household wrote. “…She was recognized for her soft-spoken curiosity, and her budding means to deescalate battle and discover frequent floor in teams.”

“[Sidney] was fiercely inventive, styling her personal outfits, choreographing elaborate performances, and filling our house along with her distinctive model of summary artwork, in contrast to something we’ve seen,” her household wrote.

Sidney Mae Olson, 5, died in a deadly automotive crash Tuesday. – Courtesy Photograph

“She picked flowers all over the place she went, typically plucking a rose from the backyard in entrance of Enterprise Financial institution, regardless of her dad and mom’ objections. She memorized each lyric to a dozen Taylor Swift songs, gladly taking the microphone to sing alongside in crowded karaoke periods.”

For Sidney’s final birthday, she needed a “rainbow” theme, as a result of “it consists of everybody’s favourite coloration,” her household wrote.

Stopping one other tragedy

Sidney’s household is now asking city officers to take steps to make the intersection of Elm and Foremost Streets safer. They are saying it has lengthy been thought-about harmful.

“Whereas we’re not engineers, we additionally know our group can do higher,” they wrote. “We hope the city makes quick modifications to that and different high-traffic intersections so nobody has to expertise the ache we really feel proper now.”

“On behalf of the City of Andover, I specific our honest condolences to the household of the kid whose life was tragically reduce brief,” Andover City Supervisor Andrew Flanagan mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “We share within the grief that has been expressed by members of our group over the previous twenty-four hours.”

Within the assertion, Flanagan indicated that the city is methods to make the intersection safer.

“Final week, at Andover’s Annual City Assembly, voters authorized funding for a site visitors research for the Elm Sq. intersection,” Flanagan mentioned within the assertion. “The City will totally assess this space and act to implement any enhancements deemed needed.”