Bus Driver Helps Baby Boy Found Wandering Alone On Freeway Overpass

Cheryl Sanders
January 11, 2019

- A Milwaukee bus driver rescued a young child who was wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures, authorities say. 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. A passenger on Ivic's bus gave up her coat to keep the infant warm while they waited for firefighters, police and transit security officers to arrive, WISN-TV reports.

A Wisconsin bus driver is being recognized for her heroic actions.

"Oh my God, I was so upset", said Ivic.

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

The baby's mother had left it alone outside after suffering a reported mental health episode.

NOTE: Police first said the baby was a boy but later clarified that the child is actually a girl. When he saw the police gathered near his home, and noticed his daughter was not there, he ran outside. "I am shaking", Ivic said in the video as she sat down in the driver's seat with the baby.

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".

Ivic has been in Milwaukee for 12 years - and an employee of MCTS for five years.

This is the ninth lost or missing child to be found by bus drivers in recent years, according to MCTS.

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