Fox News anchor Bret Baier was involved in a serious car accident Monday as he traveled back from vacation with his family in Montana.
Talkshow host Stephen Colbert was first to break the news, telling his audience: “We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana.”
Colbert added that the situation was very serious.
“Bad, like, Jaws of Life to get him out of there,” he added. “They’re all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK. And we just want to say, we hope you’re doing better.”
Bret Baier, his wife and two sons were involved in major car accident in Montana on Monday. Car flipped over on an icy road, he and the family were hospitalized as a result. Good news is that everyone is expected to be OK. https://t.co/Rmba8aqHFj
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 22, 2019
Thankfully, Colbert did offer good news, noting that Baier and his family were not seriously injured.
“Bret’s message to everybody out there is they are going to be OK,” he said. “Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him and his family, and please, wear your seat belt.”
In a statement to USA Today, Baier said that the crash occurred as he and his family returned from a ski trip.
“After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash,” Baier stated. “Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly.”
“We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out,” he added. “My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday. I tweeted this out as we left the hospital banged up, but alive. — ‘Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that before something does it for you.’”
Baier spoke openly about his faith in a recent interview with Faithwire, words that hold even more weight in light of this scary experience.
“Our family really believes in the power of prayer,” he said. “I’m not afraid to say that. I think it makes me a better anchor; it definitely makes me a better father and a better husband.”
Do continue to pray for Baier and his family as they recover from this extremely scary ordeal.