Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family were involved in a horrific car accident Monday while vacationing in Montana.
What do we know?
Stephen Colbert made the announcement of Baier's accident Monday night.
During his opening monologue on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the host said, "We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana."
"Bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there," he added, and noted that the whole family ended up in the hospital as a result of the accident.
"They're all in the hospital but they're going to be OK," Colbert continued. "And we just want to say: We hope you're doing better."
Colbert relayed a message from Baier himself, which noted that he and his family were going to be OK.
"[P]lease, wear your seatbelt," Colbert added. "It makes a difference."
Baier later released a statement on the incident:
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. I tweeted this out as we left the hospital banged up, but alive. 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.
On Monday, he sent a sobering tweet, saying, "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