Bus driver hailed as hero for rescuing baby

Newly-released video shoes the driver, Irena Ivic, slamming on the brakes and chasing after an 8-month-old girl wearing only a onesie and a diaper on a Milwaukee freeway.
2:29 | 01/11/19

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We are back with that bus driver being hailed a hero for saving a baby who was walking on an overpass wearing just a onesie in that cold Milwaukee winter. ABC's Adrienne Bankert is here with the story. Quite an amazing video, we can see there in amazing, startling and will give us a fresh dose of hope this morning and humanity. What's remarkable is that this bus driver noticed it all and thank goodness she did for the sake of that child. Watch. This is the gripping moment that made a bus driver hit the brakes. A tiny baby toddling down the side of a freeway overpass all alone, barefoot in the freezing cold. The driver's shock caught on camera. Irena ivic stops to chase after an 8-month-old baby girl with just a onesie and a diaper on. Ivic scoops her up, keeps her from running into oncoming traffic then races her back to the bus. The frightened child crying in her arms. The passengers on board the bus stunned as ivic gets back on holding that baby. Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Oh, my god. I'm shaking. Oh, I am too. Oh, my god. I was so upset and I couldn't -- I couldn't believe that somebody can left the child on the street. Reporter: One of the passengers gives up her coat to the barely dressed child who officials say was cold to the touch. By the time police arrive, the baby is fast asleep in the bus driver's arms. Baby was so scared and cried and she didn't know what to do, where to go. Reporter: Milwaukee county transit says this is the ninth time in recent years a bus driver has rescued a child on their route. Ivic is being honored for bringing this little girl home, safe and sound. That's the sort of human impulse we should be celebrating and encouraging. As you saw there, the baby reunited with her father. According to Milwaukee police, the toddler was taken outside by her mother who may have been suffering from some sort of a mental health crisis at the time. So we certainly hope that she's doing better and that baby, not injured at all. But a good, happy ending in that she was found safe and nice to see the bus driver was willing to pull over and do that. Noticing and thank god the onesie was red. So many times you see them dressed in white. They may not have seen this child. I love seeing the bus driver cradling the baby and kissing her on the head as if it were her own. Goes right to sleep. Beautiful.

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