Rachel Maddow sends pizza to law enforcement who rescued Bret Baier after car crash

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MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” sent pizza to Montana law enforcement officials who helped rescue Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family after a car accident.

Sgt. Patrick McLaughlin of the Montana Highway Patrol shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday of the pizza provided on behalf of Maddow’s show.

A note accompanying the food delivery said the pizza was for “everyone at the Bozeman Highway Patrol with great respect for your rescue of Bret Baier and his family.”

McLaughlin added in a subsequent tweet that “the gesture was classy.”

Baier thanked Maddow for sending the pizza. The Fox News anchor added that the fire department and emergency services were getting lunch Wednesday provided by his network show, “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

“They had 255 accidents to deal with in that area this weekend (because) of snow & ice #countyourblessings” Baier added in a tweet.

Maddow responded on Twitter by saying she was “so sorry” to hear of the accident.

“Much love to you and your family, Bret,” the MSNBC host wrote.

The Hill has reached out to Maddow for additional comment.

Baier, his wife and two sons were on a ski vacation in Montana on Monday when they were involved in an accident on the icy roads near the airport in Bozeman, causing their car to flip.

The Montana Department of Justice told The Hill that “road conditions were incredibly icy and it was snowing at the time of the crash. 

“As Mr. Baier’s vehicle approached the intersection, he attempted to stop but was unable to do so because of the icy conditions,” the statement said. “His vehicle continued into the intersection and was hit on the driver side by another vehicle. As a result, Mr. Baier’s vehicle was pushed off the road and overturned in the ditch, landing on its driver side.” 

“Three passengers in Mr. Baier’s vehicle and one passenger in the other vehicle were transported from the scene for suspected minor injuries. No citations were issued. No alcohol or drug use is suspected on the part of either driver,” the statement added. 

Baier said he would advise everyone to “always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday.”

“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,” the Fox News anchor tweeted. 

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