Milwaukee bus driver rescues wandering toddler on freeway overpass

Milwaukee bus driver Irena Ivic rescued a young child she spotted wandering a freeway overpass

Milwaukee bus driver Irena Ivic rescued a young child she spotted wandering a freeway overpass

The Milwaukee County Transit Service driver had been on her route when she noticed the child wandering the streets without shoes.

Transit video showed the boy walking down an overpass. She scooped up the boy and carried him to the bus.

On Thursday afternoon, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and MCTS officials honored Ivic.

The Milwaukee County Transit System says the girl was less than a year old and wearing only a diaper and a onesie when bus driver Irena Ivic spotted him on December 22.

The child, who appeared to be less than one-year-old, was barefoot and wearing just a onesie and diaper.

Ivic can be seen in the video stopping her bus, running across a street, picking the baby up and bringing him back into the bus. "I'm shaking." One passenger responds: "Oh, I am too". "She did the right thing", Abele said. Officers were later able to reunite the boy with his father. Ivic then called authorities and the child fell asleep in her arms as they arrived on the scene.

Police said the girl had been left outside by her mother, who is thought to be suffering from a mental health crisis. "I find a child and upset and if I have the same situation again, I will of course again help", said Ivic.

"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.