Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier, photographed in the NEw York City Fox News offices.

Marist grad Bret Baier in major car accident, escapes serious injury

His family was in Montana skiing

Originally posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Marist grad and former Dunwoody resident Bret Baier survived a nasty car accident Monday during a family vacation in Montana.

The Fox News evening anchor and his family were all hospitalized but are now out. He will be on air tonight, a spokeswoman said. 

“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 said in the 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.”

“We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out,” he added. “My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday.”

Baier just celebrated ten years at the 6 p.m. anchor desk.

RELATED: My recent interview with Baier


UPDATE: He talked briefly about the accident at the end of his newscast Tuesday. He said he was driving to the airport in Bozeman, Montana when he hit a slick patch and slid into a pickup truck in an intersection. It hit his driver’s side. Glass shattered and side airbags deployed. “We careened into a ditch and flipped sideways,” he said. Zach, a passer by, helped get them out of the car. “We escaped with minor injuries. A concussion, 14 stitches on a chin, a jostled tooth and a sprained ankle.” [He didn’t say who had what.] He thanked everyone involved and read his earlier Tweet. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.