Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2019

The Milwaukee County Transit Service driver had been on her route when she noticed the child wandering the streets without shoes.

A bus driver for Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is being hailed for rescuing a lost baby - and the entire episode was captured on camera.

"Oh my God, I'm shaking", Ivic is heard saying in the video as she holds the baby in her arms.

Irena Ivic was driving the bus in Milwaukee County on the morning of December 22 when she spotted the child running on the side of the road just before 8am. The child, who was less than one year old at the time of the incident, was barefoot and wearing only a onesie and diaper, CBS News reported.

She runs across the street and picks up the crying boy, who was making his way around a corner, bringing him on board her bus.

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As Ms Ivic called for help, a passenger gave up her coat to keep the boy warm before police and firefighters arrived.

NOTE: Police first said the baby was a boy but later clarified that the child is actually a girl.

Authorities believe the baby was left alone by her mother, who may have been experiencing a mental health issue. A passenger can be seen getting up and giving her coat to Ivic for the little boy, who quickly fell asleep in his rescuer's arms.

"She did a lot more than her job". "Authorities eventually reunited the baby with its father", Sliker said. Irena said she is just grateful that she was able to help.

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