The Milwaukee County Transit Service driver had been on her route when she noticed the child wandering the streets without shoes. Surveillance video from the bus shows Ivic's view of the boy as he ran over a freeway overpass. "When I saw him I pull over my bus and immediately went to pick him up".
She was driving her route on the morning of December 22 when she spotted the child, who was barefoot and wearing a onesie and diaper. The child, who was less than one year old at the time of the incident, was barefoot and wearing only a onesie and diaper, CBS News reported.
"I'm shaking", one passenger can be heard saying in the video. Ivic then called authorities and the child fell asleep in her arms as they arrived on the scene. "I have my children too", Ivic said.More news: Northern California rookie police officer fatally shot responding to crash
A look of concern covers Ivic's face in the video when she first sees the infant meandering along the sidewalk of the highway overpass near 4th and Mitchell streets.
Authorities say besides being cold and frightened, the toddler was OK. He said he believes his wife, who he said has a mental illness, took the baby to the church just across the freeway and forgot about her.
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Ivic is being honored for her act of kindness with an MCTS Excellence award.
She said she was just glad she could keep him safe.
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