Bus driver rescues young child


Irena Ivic, a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System, was stunned when she saw a young child running barefoot down a highway overpass on the morning of December 22.

A bus driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) was hailed for rescuing a baby girl found wandering the streets alone on the city's south side - and the entire episode was captured on camera.

A Facebook post by Milwaukee County Transit System said the temperature was below freezing and all the child was wearing was a nappy and a onesie.

Ivic brought the freezing infant onto her bus and called for help.

In the video, Ivic, a mother of two, can be heard saying, "I'm shaken". "Baby was so scared and cried". The baby was unharmed.

Ivic said she was grateful she could keep the boy safe, MCTS said in a video about the incident. One even offered her coat to keep the baby warm. When police gathered near his home, he noticed his child was not there and ran outside.

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Authorities reunited the baby boy with his father.

Milwaukee police told WITI no charges were filed in the case.

MCTS executive Chris Abele, in a press conference Thursday, commended Ivic's actions.

"She did a lot more than her job. She did the right thing", he said of the five-year veteran with the service.

Abele said this was the ninth lost or missing child found by drivers in recent years.