Irena Ivic drove on a highway bridge when she discovered a barefoot, said Milwaukee County Transit System spokesman Matt Sliker.…
Irena Ivic drove on a highway bridge when she discovered a barefoot, said Milwaukee County Transit System spokesman Matt Sliker. The child, with a red one and a diaper, quickly went to a cross.
“I’m just grateful I was in the right place at the right time,” Ivic said at a celebration ceremony she held on Thursday.
Ivic stopped the bus and ran out to scoop the baby, as seen in a video released by the transit system. She carried the baby to the bus, where the passengers gathered in disbelief.
“Oh my God. Oh my God. I shake,” Ivic said in the video as she sat down in the driver’s seat with the child. [1
9659005] A passenger on the bus took off his winter coat and draped it around the baby girl, who was cold to keep on. The temperatures freeze that day on December 22 according to the transit system.
The 19-month-old had been cold and scared but was otherwise unheard of, police said.
The child went missing after officials believed the child’s mother had a mental crisis, the transit system said. “The authorities eventually joined the child with their father,” said Sliker.
This is the ninth time a lost or missing child has been found by a Milwaukee County Transit System driver in recent years, according to the release.
“I absolutely love children. I used to be a teacher and I have my own children, so I’m so happy to be able to help this cute, innocent baby,” Ivic said.