Heroic bus driver rescues toddler wandering streets alone in the cold

Heroic bus driver rescues toddler wandering streets alone in the cold

Heroic bus driver rescues toddler wandering streets alone in the cold

Irena Ivic is a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Newly released video shows the dramatic rescue of a baby wandering alone through the streets of Milwaukee with no shoes. She carried him to safety, bringing him to her bus.

Bus driver Irena Ivic had started her morning just like any other when she was shocked to see the baby boy on the side of the road in Milwaukee in the USA state of Wisconsin in December.

The child, who appeared to be less than one-year-old, was barefoot and wearing just a onesie and diaper. 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. Authorities say besides being cold and frightened, the youngster was OK.

Ivic was presented Thursday with an award by county officials for her act of kindness.

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"I'm shaking", one passenger can be heard saying in the video.

A passenger then gave the child her coat to help keep the girl warm until the fire and police departments arrived on the scene. Officers were later able to reunite the boy with his father.

"She did a lot more than her job".

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

Police told WISN-TV the boy had been left outside by his mother, who they believed may have been suffering from a mental health crisis. Abele said this was the ninth lost or missing child found by drivers in recent years.

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