Bret Baier Releases Statement on Major Car Crash: ‘Very Grateful To All Those Who Helped’


Fox News anchor Bret Baier released a statement early Tuesday morning that gave details on a major car accident that he and his family experienced over the weekend in Montana.

News broke late Monday night when Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted to his viewers that the host of Special Report would not be joining him for Tuesday night’s show because of the accident and wished him well.

“We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana,” Colbert said. “Bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there. 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.”

Baier and his family are not in the hospital as Colbert said. They went to the hospital and were released.

Monday night Baier tweeted:

Following is Baier’s statement:

“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.’”

—Bret Baier

Anchor & Executive Editor, FOX News Channel’s Special Report 

Mediate wishes Baier and his family a speedy recovery.

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