Jeremy Renner was helping neighbors before being run over by a snowplow
Jeremy Renner was helping his neighbors when he was hit by the snowplow.
the Hawk Eye The actor, 51, suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries after being involved in a snow plow accident on his property in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, New Years Day and was airlifted to the hospital. He underwent surgery on Monday, and thereafter remained in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition at the time, via People’s Magazine.
The actor was the only party involved in the incident, according to local authorities.
A rep told the outlet on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, that Renner was “clearing snow from his driveway on Sunday so his family members could leave his home after spending New Years together. He was also helping clear snow from his neighbor’s house because everyone up there had been without power for 24 hours and there had been a heavy snowfall.
“So he was helping everyone trying to clear the snow so people could get out,” they added.
Authorities say a family member was driving Renner’s vehicle when he got stuck due to weather conditions near his home. The actor got his snowplow, which weighed at least 14,330 pounds, to get the vehicle out, but when he got out to speak with the family member, the machine started rolling, hitting Renner, via The Hollywood Reporter.
“After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its blocked location, Mr. Renner exited his PistenBully to speak with a family member,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said. “At this point, you can see that the PistenBully has started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner tries to take over the driver’s seat of the PistenBully. According to our investigation, this is when Mr. Renner was run over by the PistenBully.
Updating his fans on his progress, the actor posted a selfie from his hospital bed in Nevada. Renner appeared bruised and tired and seen with oxygen tubes in his nose. Wearing his glasses, the actor appeared to reach out his phone to snap a photo.
“Thank you all for your kind words,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.