United States bus driver hailed for rescuing toddler

Blanche Robertson
January 14, 2019

A female bus driver in the US stopped her daily routine to pick up a passing 19-month-old toddler allegedly left outside in the cold all alone by her mother, camera footage revealed on Thursday. Security video shows the girl toddling down the overpass.

Ivic says she's just grateful that she was able to help.

After Irena scooped up the barefoot toddler, she brought him on the bus where a kind passenger wrapped her jacket around the shivering boy.

Ivic, who will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, spotted a boy alone on a freeway overpass.

"I'm shaking", Ivic said as she held the little boy in her arms at the driver's seat. The boy was chilled after spending time outside in the freezing temperatures.

One passenger could be seen giving her coat to warm the child. The girl fell asleep in Ivic's arms.

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Authorities eventually reunited the baby with her father.

The child's mother, who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis, left the helpless infant outside, the transit service said in a statement.

"I absolutely love kids".

This is the ninth time a lost or missing child has been found by a Milwaukee County Transit System driver in recent years, the statement said.

NOTE: Police first said the baby was a boy but later clarified that the child is actually a girl.

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