Bret Baier and Family ‘Banged Up, But Alive’ After Car Accident in Montana

By A.J. Katz 

Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier, his wife and two boys were in an awful car accident early Monday morning that put them in the hospital.

Baier and the family were in Montana on a ski vacation, and driving to the airport for a flight back to the east coast when the event transpired.

“Bret Baier was supposed to be here tomorrow night,” CBS’ The Late Show Stephen Colbert said on his program yesterday evening. “We just found out that he and his family were in a car accident in Montana, and bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there. They’re all in the hospital, but they’re gonna be OK. We just want to say: We hope you’re doing better.”

Colbert added: “Bret’s message to everyone out there, is: They’re going to be okay, thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him and his family, and please, wear your seatbelt. It makes a difference.”

The family is no longer in the hospital. In fact, Baier is expected to be anchoring Special Report this evening.

The Fox Newser released a statement last night concerning the ordeal:

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. 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.

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.