According to new reports, Marvel star Jeremy Renner was trying to prevent his nephew from being crushed by his snow plow before his own freak accident. The actor has been in the news a lot after his terrifying accident with an over 14,000-pound snow plow on New Year’s Day.
The incident caused Renner over 30 broken bones in addition to a trip to the operating table twice in one day. Weeks after his hospital stay, the actor was discharged and allowed to carry on his recovery process in the comfort of his home. Per his post a few days ago, Renner is currently undergoing physical therapy and is well on his way to recovery.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Jeremy Renner Was Trying To Rescue His Nephew During Snow Plow Accident
A Nevada sheriff’s office incident report revealed that Renner was in the process of saving his adult nephew from being crushed when he collided with his snow plow machine on January 1. According to CNN, Renner did not activate the machine’s emergency brake as the snow plow started sliding sideways after the actor made use of it while pulling the vehicle from the snow.
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began sliding, causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” the redacted Washoe County Sheriff’s Office report read.
It further stated that the machine had some mechanical issues; however, the parking brake would have stopped it from moving if it had been activated. “Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed, based on our mechanical inspection, that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward,” it continued.
Jeremy Renner Was Airlifted To A Trauma Center
The report further revealed that when Renner tried to stop his snow plow from crushing his nephew, he was pulled and run over by it. “When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over.”
The redacted report also disclosed that the machine’s brake indicator light was not working and “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident.” After Renner was crushed by the snow plow, his nephew helped him out, and they waited for medical assistance.
Renner was eventually airlifted to a trauma center, and after receiving medical attention, his rep announced that he was in “critical but stable condition.” The actor has since been released from the hospital and undergoing physical therapy at home.
He Broke Over 30 Bones
Renner previously announced that he was on his way to recovering from the accident at home. The actor posted a picture on Instagram showing himself undergoing leg stretches as a part of physical therapy to regain functionality in his body.
The post also revealed that Renner had broken no less than 30 bones as a result of the January 1 accident, in addition to orthopedic injuries and blunt chest trauma. The post’s caption read, “Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular New Years. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love.”
“I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I. Much love and appreciation to you all,” Renner added. “These 30-plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens. Love and blessings to you all.”
Jeremy Renner Is Doing Better After Undergoing Two Surgeries
Renner is doing much better since the snow plow incident which nearly claimed his life. The actor was at his Tahoe home at the time and was in the middle of moving a family member’s car to prevent the snow from capturing it.
Renner was crushed by the 14,330-pound machine, which resulted in grave injuries for the actor. The next day, the Marvel star had to undergo two surgeries. Since then, Renner has given the public updates concerning his progress since the accident.
He notably shared a picture of himself shortly after the accident, where he thanked fans for their well-wishes but couldn’t say more because he was “too messed up to type.” The actor also shared another video days later, but this time, his mother and sister could be seen giving him a massage on the head.