Jeremy Renner accident – update: Police seize Snowcat that crushed Marvel star to rule out ‘mechanical failure’

Jeremy Renner in ‘critical but stable’ condition after weather-related accident

Actor Jeremy Renner has undergone two surgeries at a Nevada hospital after suffering serious injuries in a “tragic” snow plowing accident.

The Hurt Locker The star is conscious, stable and talking and reportedly underwent the surgeries as part of his “long road to recovery.”

“We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt force trauma to the chest and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today (January 2),” Renner’s family said in their initial statement. “He has returned from surgery and remains in intensive care in critical but stable condition.”

At a news conference Tuesday (Jan. 3), Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam described how a family member was driving Renner’s car when it got stuck in the snow.

“He went to retrieve the PistenBully or SnowCat — an extremely large piece of snow-moving equipment — to move his vehicle,” Balaam said. “After moving the vehicle from the stuck location, Mr. Renner exited the PistenBully to speak to his family member and began rolling.

“He tried to try to get into the driver’s seat of the PistenBully, it was at this point that he fell under the PistenBully.”

The plow accidentally ran over one of the actor’s legs, despite an extensive array of safety features, leading to heavy blood loss, a neighbor said.

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In his first post since the accident, Renner shared a selfie from his hospital bed with the caption: “Thank you all for your kind words. Im [sic] too much of a mess now to type. But I send love to you all.”

Renner, 51, was met with an outpouring of support from his fans and Marvel co-stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi and Chris Pratt.

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Details of Jeremy Renner’s snowplow accident revealed in 911 call

It has been reported that Jeremy Renner was ‘absolutely crushed’ after being run over by a snow plow this week.

According to a 911 recording obtained by TMZthe Marvel star was heard screaming in the background of the call as he was having “extreme difficulty” breathing due to his chest collapsing and his upper torso being crushed.

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Sheriff says no foul play is ‘suspected’

Sheriff Darin Balaam said Renner’s injury is being treated as a “tragic accident” by police.

“We don’t believe Mr. Renner was in any trouble and this was just a tragic accident. We don’t suspect any foul play,” he said.

“He was on a private road, he was a good neighbor and he plowed the roads for his neighbors up there.”

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 08:58

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Jeremy Renner was helping a stranded motorist on a mountainside when the snowplow, a snowcat, accidentally ran over his leg on New Year’s Day, it has been revealed.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 08:28

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Did Jeremy Renner’s neighbor save his life?

According to initial reports, it was Renner’s neighbor who saved his life after his accident.

After the snowplow passed over the actor’s legs, a doctor who lived near Renner reportedly placed a tourniquet (a device that applies pressure and stops blood flow) to Renner’s legs to hold them in place until arrival of paramedics.

However, at a press conference on Tuesday (January 3), Sheriff Darin Balaam appeared to shoot down the reports.

Balaam said there were no doctors on the scene, but that neighbors immediately rushed to his assistant with towels.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 07:58

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Renner was conscious when responders arrived

Immediately after being crushed by the snowcat, Renner was apparently still conscious.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 07:27

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Jeremy Renner has been making quite a few snow-related social media posts this winter

The actor has previously shown himself using the Snowcat, the snowplow that caused his injury, in images on social media.

He also talked about the extreme cold in the US this winter, tweeting on December 12: “Lake Tahoe snow is no joke #WinterWonderland.”

His caption accompanied a photo of a car buried in several feet of snow.

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The vehicle that ran over Renner weighs more than three cars

The vehicle that ran over Renner was reportedly a Pistenbully, an “extremely large” piece of equipment weighing at least 6500kg.

The average car weighs close to 2,000 pounds, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 06:18

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Will Renner be able to walk?

Initial reports after the incident stated that the actor lost a large amount of blood from his leg after being run over by the snowplow.

While the extent and impact of his injuries are unknown at this time, it has been shared that the actor suffered blunt force trauma to the chest and orthopedic injuries during the accident.

So far, he has undergone two surgeries to treat “extensive” injuries sustained in the accident.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 05:18

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Details of Jeremy Renner’s snowplow accident revealed in 911 call

It has been reported that Jeremy Renner was ‘absolutely crushed’ after being run over by a snow plow this week.

According to a 911 recording obtained by TMZthe Marvel star was heard screaming in the background of the call as he was having “extreme difficulty” breathing due to his chest collapsing and his upper torso being crushed.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 5, 2023 04:17

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Everything we know so far

There have been many updates since Renner’s snowplow accident on New Years. The independent has put together a one-sheet explanation of everything we know so far, which you can read here.

Tom MurrayJanuary 5, 2023 03:15

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