Video shows bus driver rescuing baby wandering alone near road

Elias Hubbard
January 11, 2019

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.

The video then shows a passenger walking up from the back of the bus and taking off her jacket, which Ivic used to keep the toddler warm. Another security camera captured her reaction in the driver's seat.

Ivic pulled her bus over, crossed the busy street, picked the infant up, and called for help.

She runs across the street and picks up the crying boy, who was making his way around a corner, bringing him on board her bus.

"Oh my God, I was so upset", she told KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee.

"I'm shaking", the driver said. It's unclear how long he had been alone outside. Authorities said the child was cold and frightened, but otherwise OK. The video shows her lightly kiss him on his head, letting him know everything 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.

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. Thanks to her quick thinking and warm heart, he was kept out of harm's way.

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