Published: Mon, January 14, 2019

Bus driver rescues baby girl lost, crying and running barefoot

Bus driver rescues baby girl lost, crying and running barefoot

Irena Ivic, a bus driver and mom from Milwaukee, WI, is being lauded as a hero after she saved a toddler who was wandering on a freeway overpass.

Video footage of the incident showed a concerned Ivic stopping the bus and going to pick up the little girl.

The child, who was less than 1-year-old, was barefoot and wearing a onesie and diaper, according to MCTS.

Ivic stopped her bus, ran across the street, picked up the crying child and carried him to the bus.

While they waited, a passenger wrapped a coat around the child to help keep her warm.

Ivic then brought the little girl back to her bus and called for help.

Firefighters, police officers and transit security officers arrived at the scene soon thereafter. Officers later reunited the toddler with his father.

"I'm just grateful I was in the right place at the right time", Ivic said at a commendation ceremony held in her honor on Thursday.

According to the cops, the child was left outside by his mother who is suffering from some mental health issues. Authorities say the child was cold and frightened, but otherwise OK.

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.

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