Bus Driver Rescues Lost Baby On Milwaukee Freeway Overpass

 

A Milwaukee bus driver is being praised as a hero after she ran through busy traffic to rescue a baby boy who was barefoot and wearing only a diaper and onesie in extremely cold temperatures. Authorities say the baby's mother had left him outside.

In a video released Thursday by the Milwaukee County Transit System, Irena Ivic is driving her route when a baby boy, who's less than a year old, can be seen running along a highway overpass.  Ivic immediately stops the bus and runs outside, dodging traffic as she heads toward the endangered child. When she scoops her up, it's clear the boy is shivering and crying. Ivic can be heard saying, "Oh my God, I’m shaking" when she boards the bus with the child in her arms.

One of the bus passengers gave up her coat to keep the boy warm before police and firefighters arrived. Authorities say the child was cold and frightened, but otherwise OK.

Surprisingly, the episode didn't mark the first time a Milwaukee transit employee mounted a daring rescue. The MCTS says eight other lost or missing children have been found by bus drivers in recent years.

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