Fox's Bret Baier After 'Major' Crash: 'Wear Your Seatbelt'

Anchor, family released from hospital in Montana
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2019 10:05 AM CST
Fox's Bret Baier, Family 'Banged Up' in Crash
Bret Baier and his wife, Amy Baier, arrive for a state dinner at the White House on May 13, 2016.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Fox News anchor Bret Baier is "banged up, but alive" after a "major" car crash involving his family. The 48-year-old was traveling to an airport with family members after a weekend ski trip in Montana when their vehicle overturned on an icy road Monday, reports USA Today. A man stopped and helped the family "climb out of the flipped car" and "we made it to the hospital quickly," Baier says in a statement, noting those hospitalized have since been released. "My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings every day," adds Baier, who has a wife and two sons, ages 8 and 11.

The Special Report host was to be a guest on Tuesday's Late Show, and it was host Stephen Colbert who broke the news to viewers on Monday. He described the crash as "bad, like, Jaws of Life to get him out of there," adding, "we hope you're doing better." Former colleague Megyn Kelly has likewise offered her support, per USA Today. "[Baier] has faced down plenty of life's challenges with class, grit and a sense of humor, and he'll undoubtedly do the same with this one," she tweeted Tuesday. Fox News is sharing a photo of the family dressed in ski gear; it's unclear if it was taken over the weekend. (More Bret Baier stories.)

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