Milwaukee bus driver rescues wandering toddler on freeway overpass

Frederick Owens
January 11, 2019

The boy, who was less than a year old, was wearing just a nappy and onesie when driver Irena Ivic spotted him on 22 December, along her route in Milwaukee, MCTS said. Video shared on Facebook by the MCTS shows Ivic bringing the child back to the bus, where a passenger offered her coat to keep her warm.

The video also shows Ivic, driving her bus as normal, then suddenly stopping it, as she spots the child wandering close to the road.

"Oh my God, I'm shaking", Ivic is heard saying in the video as she holds the baby in her arms.

A passenger on the bus took off her winter coat and draped it around the baby girl, who was cold to the touch. When police gathered near his home, he noticed his child was not there and ran outside.

After authorities arrived, they were able to reunite the baby with her father, Hasan Ali Abdul Kasim, FOX6 Milwaukee reported.

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"Oh my god, oh my god", she said.

Milwaukee police told FOX6 News no charges were filed in this case.

Ivic, who will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, spotted a boy alone on a freeway overpass near 4th and Mitchell. Another security camera captured her reaction in the driver's seat.

"She did a lot more than her job". "I don't take that kind of compassion for granted. She did the right thing", he said of the five-year veteran with the service.

This is the ninth lost or missing child found by MCTS Drivers in recent years.

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