Milwaukee bus driver commended after rescuing toddler from frigid temperatures

Video shows bus driver rescuing baby wandering alone near road

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.

Police say the child, less than a year old, had been left outside by his mother who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis.

From a distance on her regular morning route on Milwaukee's south side, just after 8 a.m., she saw him: a baby boy alone running along a freeway overpass sidewalk. Another security camera captured her reaction in the driver's seat. He's wearing a red onesie and a diaper.

The video also shows Ivic, driving her bus as normal, then suddenly stopping it, as she spots the child wandering close to the road.

Authorities reunited the baby boy with his father.

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Ivic stopped her bus and darted across the busy street to pick up the child, who was crying.

"Oh my God, I'm shaking", Ivic can be heard saying when she returns to the bus with the girl. Surveillance video from the bus shows Ivic's view of the boy as he ran over a freeway overpass.

Ivic-Drobnjak cradles and rocks the child and just as the police arrive, the baby boy has fallen asleep.

Ms Ivic said she was grateful she was in the right place at the right time to keep the baby safe.

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