Milwaukee bus driver praised for rescuing infant from freeway overpass

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In the annotated video from the Milwaukee County Transit System uploaded to YouTube, viewers see Ivic-Drobnjak cradle the child as a young female passenger offers her coat and the two bundle the baby up.

Irena Ivic, a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System, was stunned when she saw a young child running barefoot down a highway overpass on the morning of December 22.

The bus driver was honoured at a commendation ceremony on Thursday. Ivic-Drobnjak stops her bus and jumps out, stops traffic and runs toward the crying boy who seems to know she's coming for him; he stops and looks toward her.

Authorities say nine lost children have been found by Milwaukee County Transit System drivers in recent years.

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The baby girl was unharmed.

The baby quickly fell asleep in the driver's arms as emergency services were called.

This is the dramatic moment a bus driver rescues a baby girl that she spotted wandering alone on a street with no shoes or pants on.

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

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Carrying the toddler in her arms, she brings the child into her vehicle.

The child went missing after officials believe the child's mother had a mental health crisis, the transit system release said.

"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.

Authorities eventually reunited the baby girl with her father.

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"She did a lot more than her job".

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