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Photo shows scene where Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family FLIPPED their car in Montana

A photo released by local authorities show the crash scene where Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family flipped their car while driving on an icy road in Montana on Monday. Baier is pictured in Washington, DC on December 2

A photo released by local authorities show the crash scene where Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family flipped their car while driving on an icy road in Montana on Monday.

‘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, the anchor and executive editor of ‘Special Report,’ told DailyMail.com in a statement. 

‘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.’ 

The newsman, his wife Amy, and their two sons, Paul, 11, and Daniel, eight, have all been treated and released from the hospital, Baier said.

There were 255 vehicle crashes over the course of Monday and Tuesday’s snowstorm in Montana, according to the Great Falls Tribune

Stephen Colbert was the first to reveal word of the crash, sharing on The Late Show on Monday night that Baier would no longer be appearing on his show as scheduled on Tuesday. 

Baier told fans on his Facebook page on Tuesday: ‘I will see you tonight for Special Report.’ 

A photo provided by the Montana Highway Patrol showed Baier’s vehicle on its side in a snowy ditch on Monday, following the accident 

Baier (second from right), his wife Amy (left), and their two sons, Paul, age 11 (right), and Daniel, age 8 (second from left), had been on a family ski trip in Montana. Baier shared this photo to his public Facebook page on Saturday at 3pm 

Baier (second from right), his wife Amy (left), and their two sons, Paul, age 11 (right), and Daniel, age 8 (second from left), had been on a family ski trip in Montana. Baier shared this photo to his public Facebook page on Saturday at 3pm 

On Saturday, Baier wrote, ‘A great day skiing with the fam #blessed #montana #yc,’ with a photo of himself and his family on the slopes. 

Just two days later on their way home, the mood was much different as Baier’s sport-utility vehicle slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, according to authorities.

The roadway was incredibly icy, John Barnes, a spokesperson for the Montana Department of Justice, said. 

Baier was unable to stop at an intersection, and his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle, Barnes said.

A photo provided by the Montana Highway Patrol showed Baier’s vehicle on its side in a snowy ditch.

No citations were issued, and authorities don’t suspect alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, Barnes said.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Alex Velasquez called Baier ‘very polite and respectful’ throughout the ordeal.

In response, Baier tweeted: ‘The [Montana Highway Patrol] @MTHwyPatrol were true pros and could not have handled things any better in a busy time for accidents in ice and snow. Same with the [Bozeman Fire Department] @BozemanFire and paramedics. #grateful’

More generally speaking, Baier said in his statement on Tuesday:  

‘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.’

 Baier posted a tweet shortly before 6pm Eastern on Monday, while he and his family were on their way home from the hospial, 'banged up, but alive,' he said

 Baier posted a tweet shortly before 6pm Eastern on Monday, while he and his family were on their way home from the hospial, ‘banged up, but alive,’ he said

Baier posted a tweet shortly before 6pm Eastern on Monday, while he and his family were on their way home from the hospial, ‘banged up, but alive,’ he said.

‘Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing – and family is everything,’ Baier wrote at 5.48pm Eastern on Monday.

‘It’s always good to remind yourself of that – before something does it for you. #countyourblessings.’

Pictured are Bret (back left), Amy (back right), Daniel (front left) and Paul (front right)

After sharing the troubling news, Colbert sent his well wishes to the Baier family on Monday night. 

‘We just want to say we hope you’re doing better,’ Colbert said. 

Colleagues across network boundaries also shared messages of support for the family, which Baier retweeted on his personal Twitter account. 

Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, who is also editor-at-large for Mississippi Today, created a custom drawing for Baier, after it was confirmed the family was fine, which Baier shared on his Facebook page.

An x-ray showed bones spelling out, ‘Get well soon,’ while a doctor says, ‘Looks like they will make a full recovery.’

Ramsey signed it, ‘To the Baier family – Best wishes for speedy healing!’ 

Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, who is also editor-at-large for Mississippi Today, created a custom drawing for Baier, after it was confirmed the family was fine, which Baier shared on his Facebook page.

Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, who is also editor-at-large for Mississippi Today, created a custom drawing for Baier, after it was confirmed the family was fine, which Baier shared on his Facebook page.

Colleagues across network boundaries also shared messages of support for the family, which Baier retweeted on his personal Twitter account

Colleagues across network boundaries also shared messages of support for the family, which Baier retweeted on his personal Twitter account

CNN's Wolf Blitzer quoted Baier's initial tweet about counting your blessings, saying, 'His words are powerful and so true'

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer quoted Baier’s initial tweet about counting your blessings, saying, ‘His words are powerful and so true’

 Baier also got support from NBC/MSNBC's John Fineman, who wrote: 'We¿re so relieved that @BretBaier and his family are okay after horrible car crash. All best from our family to his. He¿s universally well liked in a divided city for good reasons.' In thanking Fineman, Baier confirmed that everyone was OK, and 'back home and on the mend.' Baier added: 'We feel very fortunate'

 Baier also got support from NBC/MSNBC’s John Fineman, who wrote: ‘We’re so relieved that @BretBaier and his family are okay after horrible car crash. All best from our family to his. He’s universally well liked in a divided city for good reasons.’ In thanking Fineman, Baier confirmed that everyone was OK, and ‘back home and on the mend.’ Baier added: ‘We feel very fortunate’

On Tuesday afternoon, NBC’s Morning Joe team, with the account tweeting, ‘We send our best to @BretBaier and his family today,’ and tagging Willie Giest, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle in the post. 

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer quoted Baier’s initial tweet about counting your blessings, saying, ‘His words are powerful and so true.’

Blitzer added: ‘Wishing my friend @BretBaier and his wonderful and loving family only the best.’ 

Baier also got support from NBC/MSNBC’s John Fineman, who wrote: ‘We’re so relieved that @BretBaier and his family are okay after horrible car crash. All best from our family to his. He’s universally well liked in a divided city for good reasons.’ 

In thanking Fineman, Baier confirmed that everyone was OK, and ‘back home and on the mend.’ Baier added: ‘We feel very fortunate.’ 

Stephen Colbert broke the news during the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night, while sharing that Baier would no longer be appearing as scheduled on Tuesday’s show



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