A member of the Fox News family needs our prayers. Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family were in a major car accident on Monday.
In a statement, Baier said they are “banged up, but alive." After skiing in Montana, Baier, his wife Amy, and their two sons were in a wreck on the icy mountain roads, confirmed PEOPLE.
In a statement, the 48-year-old "Special Report with Bret Baier" host said it was that they weren't more seriously injured due to a passerby, named Zach, who came to their aid.
The family was taken to the hospital after first responders arrived at the scene. They have since been released. Baier has two sons: Paul, 11, and 8-year-old Daniel.
Baier further explained the situation in his statement: “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."
He continued, “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 added.
Not long after the accident Baier tweeted out a reminder to not take life for granted.
“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.”
Stephen Colbert shared the news of Baier's accident on his late-night show Monday. Baier had been set to be a guest the following night, but he wouldn't be there due to the accident.
“They were all in the hospital but they’re going to be okay. And we just want to say: We hope you’re doing better,” Colbert said.
The Late Show host added, “Bret’s message to everyone out there, is: They’re going to be okay, thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him and his family and, please, wear your seatbelt. It makes a difference.”
Fellow news anchors and talk show hosts took to Twitter to wish him well. They offered their support in this difficult time.
Nikki Haley also wished him well.
Please join us in praying for Baier and his family. This is a difficult time for them, and they will need all the prayers they can get.