Fox News host Bret Baier and his family were involved in a car accident that flipped the car they were traveling in according to various reports, one of which came from Stephen Colbert of the Late Show.
Colbert was set to have Baier on his show on Tuesday, according to the Daily Caller, but had to tell the audience that he and the family members were okay, but that he would not be coming now due to the accident and would be recovering in a hospital instead.
“I also wanted to talk about one of our guests tomorrow night, been on the show before, really enjoyed having them on here, one of the news anchors for Fox News Bret Baier was supposed to be here tomorrow night,” Colbert began. “We found out he and his family were in a car accident in Montana, jaws of life had to get them out of there. They’re all in the hospital. They’re okay.”
The report that Baier and his family were extracted from the vehicle with the jaws of life was incorrect, however.
“We just want to say we hope you’re doing better,” continued Colbert. “We reached out to them, and Bret’s message is they’re going to be okay, thank you for the thoughts for him and his family and wear your seat belts, it makes a difference.”
According to “Fox and Friends,” Baier and his family were rescued by a good Samaritan named “Zach,” who had stopped and helped them out of the crashed car.
Baier tweeted Monday telling his followers to count their blessings or something will do it for you.
“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.”
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. #countyourblessings
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) January 21, 2019
Baier has also released a statement according to Mediaite:
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.