Milwaukee bus driver rescues wandering toddler on freeway overpass

Video shows bus driver rescuing baby wandering alone near road

Irena Ivic has seen a lot during her career as a Milwaukee County Transit System driver, but she was shocked by what she witnessed about 8 a.m. December 22.

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.

The driver stopped her bus, ran across the street, and picked up the child.

"Oh my God, I'm shaking", Ivic can be heard saying when she returns to the bus with the girl. "Baby was so scared and cried".

The MCTS said in a statement that the baby was unharmed.

The child fell asleep in Ms Ivic's arms as she waited for emergency services to arrive.

Speaking to Fox 6 Now, the child's father said he believes his wife forgot the toddler after going to the church across the freeway.

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ABC7 reported the boy was later reunited with his father.

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

Ivic, who will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, spotted a boy alone on a freeway overpass near 4th and Mitchell.

"She did a lot more than her job".

When asked about what happened Ivic herself, who is originally from Serbia, told reporters, "If I find myself in same situation, I will of course help, always". MCTS later learned the baby is less than a year old.

MCTS drivers have found nine lost or missing children in recent years, according to their website.

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