Bozeman Montana (AP) – Fox News host Bret Baier and his family have survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana.
In a statement released Tuesday, the anchor and executive editor of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” says that after a weekend of skiing he was driving to the airport on icy roads with his wife and their two sons on Monday morning when they were “involved in a major car crash” in Bozeman.
The 48-year-old says a passing motorist named Zach stopped and the family was able to climb out of the flipped vehicle.
He says first responders got them to a hospital quickly, from which he says they left “banged up but alive.”
Fox says Baier is expected to be back on the air Tuesday night.
CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert described the accident as “bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there,” when telling the audience that Baier, who was scheduled to be a guest Tuesday night, would not be able to make to the show.
“They’re all in the hospital but they’re going to be OK,” Colbert, a Montclair resident, added. “And we just want to say: we hope you’re doing better.”
Baier replaced Brit Hume on “Special Report” in January 2009. He recently signed a multi-year contract with Fox News to remain as an anchor on the network and their 2020 coverage.
Journalists, politicians and other Fox News personalities voiced their concern for Baier and his family, wishing them a speedy recovery.