Prayers are flooding in after Fox News’ Bret Baier and his family were involved in a serious car accident on Monday.
According to The Hill, late-night TV host Stephen Colbert described the accident as “bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there” after the family car flipped on an icy road in Montana. Colbert broke the news on the show because Baier was slated to be one of his guests.
"They’re all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK," he added. "And we just want to say: We hope you’re doing better.”
According to Fox News, Baier released a statement describing his family as “banged up, but alive” and thanked a man who helped rescue them. It does not appear that the jaws of life — a tool for extracting victims from severely damaged vehicles — were actually used.
“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, 48, said. “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 continued. “My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings every day.”
He added more thoughts on Twitter, writing, “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.”
Prayers and well-wishes flooded in for the news anchor, who took over the anchoring of Brit Hume’s “Special Report” about a decade ago. Baier and his family have been released from the hospital.