Milwaukee bus driver commended after rescuing toddler from frigid temperatures

Lester Mason
January 13, 2019

So, she stopped the bus and got the child.

Police soon arrived and eventually reunited the baby with her father. The baby, wearing a red onesie and a diaper, was quickly walking to an intersection.

- A Milwaukee bus driver rescued a young child who was wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures, authorities say.

A passenger noticed the youngster was shivering so put her jacket around her to keep her warm. 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.

"I couldn't believe that somebody left the child on the street", Ivic said.

Ivic, who will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, spotted a boy alone on a freeway overpass near 4th and Mitchell. Abele called her actions "humanity at its best".


"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.

"She did a lot more than her job".

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

When asked about what happened Ivic herself, who is originally from Serbia, told reporters, "If I find myself in same situation, I will of course help, always".

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.

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