Quick-thinking Milwaukee bus driver saves wandering baby, dramatic video shows

Pauline Gross
January 11, 2019

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) driver Irena Ivic spotted the boy, wearing only a red onesie and no shoes, running down the sidewalk at 8 a.m. on December 22, 2018. Transit video shows the boy toddling down the overpass. Ivic-Drobnjak stops her bus and jumps out, stops traffic and runs toward the crying boy who seems to know she's coming for him; he stops and looks toward her.

The bus driver was due to be honoured for her heroic actions this week. One even offered her coat to keep the baby warm.

A Milwaukee bus driver rescued a barefoot baby boy running alone near a highway, clad only in a onesie in freezing temperatures.

"Oh my god, oh my god", she said.

Ivic is being honored for her act of kindness with an MCTS Excellence award.

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

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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.

After authorities arrived, they were able to reunite the baby with her father, Hasan Ali Abdul Kasim, FOX6 Milwaukee reported.

"I used to be a teacher and I have children of my own, so I'm so happy I was able to help this sweet, innocent baby", Ivic said.

"She did a lot more than her job".

This is the ninth time a lost or missing child has been found by a Milwaukee County Transit System driver in recent years, according to the release.

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