Alert Bus Driver Rescues Crying Baby Wandering Barefoot Near Milwaukee Freeway

Frederick Owens
January 13, 2019

"Oh my God, I'm shaking", Ivic is heard saying in the video as she holds the baby in her arms. She runs up to him, he stretches out his arms and she takes him into hers and darts back to the bus. While waiting for law enforcement to arrive on the scene, another passenger offers her coat to the baby.

The baby girl was unharmed.

A Facebook post by Milwaukee County Transit System said the temperature was below freezing and all the child was wearing was a nappy and a onesie.

A bus driver for Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is being hailed for rescuing a lost baby - and the entire episode was captured on camera. "I used to be a teacher and I have children of my own, so I'm so happy I was able to help this sweet, innocent baby", Ivic said.

FOX6 News spoke with Hasan Ali Abdul Kasim, the baby's father.

Authorities have since learned that the baby is less than a year old, according to the release.

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Police say the boy had been left outside by his mother, who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis.

The child was not injured in the incident and no charges have been filed in the case.

From a distance on her regular morning route on Milwaukee's south side, just after 8 a.m., she saw him: a baby boy alone running along a freeway overpass sidewalk.

"Irena Ivic did a lot more than her job, she did the right thing. I don't take that kind of compassion for granted", said County Executive Abele.

Ivic has been in Milwaukee for 12 years - and an employee of MCTS for five years.

When asked about what happened Ivic herself, who is originally from Serbia, told reporters, "If I find myself in same situation, I will of course help, always".

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