Bus driver rescues wandering youngster

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele awarded her with a commemoration plaque while offering a glowing appraisal of the employee's efforts to save the lost child.

She carried the baby to safety inside her bus.


A Wisconsin bus driver is being honored for rescuing a baby found alone on a freeway overpass just before Christmas.

"She did a lot more than her job. She did the right thing", Abele said.

This is the dramatic moment a bus driver rescues a baby girl that she spotted wandering alone on a street with no shoes or pants on. "I don't take that kind of compassion for granted".


She spotted a baby walking alone on a freeway overpass, barefoot and wearing only a onesie and a diaper in the freezing temperatures. Authorities say besides being cold and frightened, the youngster was OK.

After a period of time, emergency officials are seen arriving before they take the child, fast asleep in the driver's arms, with them. Officers were later able to reunite the boy with his father. Police said the boy's mother left him outside, according to MCTS. MCTS later learned the baby is less than a year old.

She said she was just glad she could keep him safe.


The boy Ivic rescued "is the ninth lost or missing child found by MCTS Drivers in recent years", the release states.

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