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Milwaukee bus driver rescues lost baby on route

Milwaukee bus driver rescues lost baby on route

"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.

The bus driver was due to be honoured for her heroic actions this week.

The baby girl was unharmed.

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

Ms Ivic said she was grateful she was in the right place at the right time to keep the baby safe.

According to authorities, the toddler was discovered to be less than a year old and it's believed the mother, who may have been suffering from mental health issues, may have left the boy outside. He was later reunited with his father, MCTS said.

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Milwaukee police told FOX6 News no charges were filed in this case.

From a distance on her regular morning route on Milwaukee's south side, just after 8 a.m., she saw him: a baby boy alone running along a freeway overpass sidewalk.

"She did a lot more than her job".

Ivic has been in Milwaukee for 12 years - and an employee of MCTS for five years.

"I have two lovely children and I am a human being and I find the child upset, and if I had the same situation again, I will, of course, again get help".

"If it's a sad thing that its the ninth time than an MCTS driver has had to help a lost child get back to their family it is an extraordinary thing that we have drivers like Irena who are there to do it without hesitation", Abele added.