Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass

Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass Photo: MCTS, Twitter

January 10, 2019 09:55 AM

A Milwaukee bus driver is being recognized for her efforts rescuing an infant from an overpass in December.

According to WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) driver Irena Ivic noticed the male infant, who was less than a year old, wandering alone on a freeway overpass on Dec. 22. Ivic noticed the infant was barefoot and just wearing a onesie.


Ivic pulled her bus over, crossed the busy street, picked the infant up, and called for help. A passenger on Ivic's bus gave up her coat to keep the infant warm while they waited for firefighters, police and transit security officers to arrive, WISN-TV reports.

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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.

Authorities reunited the baby boy with his father.

"Thank you, Irena and all members of the MCTS team, for your compassion, commitment to the community, and MCTS Excellence," MCTS officials said via a statement given to WISN-TV.

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