Fox News’ Bret Baier’s car slid into a busy intersection, sending his family to the hospital on their way home from a Montana ski trip. Since then, he’s thanked God they are OK and is recounting the accident.
As IJR Red reported, Baier, his wife, and their two sons had gone skiing in Montana, and on the way to the airport, they were involved in a “major car crash.” Their car hit an icy patch and slid into a busy intersection, colliding with a pickup truck.
The impact caused their car to go into a ditch and flip sideways, but with the help of a man driving by, as well as first responders and highway patrol, they were able to climb out of the car.
Appearing on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” — he was set to appear on the show before the accident occurred — Baier recalled the car crash.
“We were coming back from a ski trip, and I was driving, and it was pure ice. We were about a mile from the airport, slipped through an intersection, got hit by a pickup truck, turned, and flipped,” Baier recounted.
“First responders were unbelievable. Montana Highway Patrol, EMS,” he said, also thanking those who stopped to help his family out of the car.
The Fox News host shared his thankfulness for only suffering minor injuries in the crash.
“We got away with a concussion, sprained ankle, 14 stitches on a chin, and my 8-year-old lost a tooth, but he’s a hockey player, so he really likes that,” Baier said.
“Everybody’s OK,” he added. “We are very blessed. Thank God. Please wear your seat belt.”
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The day after the accident, Baier appeared on his show, “Special Report,” to express gratitude for those who helped and to send an encouraging message.
“I don’t usually give advice, but I think everyone should count your blessings. My family is tonight,” Baier said at the time.
“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,” he tweeted after he and his family left the hospital as an encouragement to others.