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Bus driver honored for saving a toddler she found alone on an overpass

MILWAUKEE, WI (NBC) — A bus driver in Wisconsin was honored for saving a less than one-year-old child she found walking alone and barefoot on an overpass in Milwaukee, in freezing temperatures.

Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Irena Ivic, was shocked by what she witnessed around 8 a.m. on December 22nd.

She spotted a baby walking alone on a freeway overpass, barefoot and wearing only a onesie and a diaper in the freezing temperatures.

Ivic stopped her bus and darted across the busy street to pick up the child, who was crying.

She carried the baby to safety inside her bus. A passenger gave her coat to help keep the baby warm as Ivic called for help.

Authorities soon arrived at the scene and assisted the baby, who was unharmed.

Police say the child’s mother had left the child outside. The child was eventually reunited with its father.

 

Eileen Loan

Eileen Loan

Meteorologist
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