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” snowplowing accident.
The Hurt Locker star is “conscious, stable and speaking” and reportedly underwent the surgeries as part of his “long road to recovery”.
“We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today (January 2),” Renner’s family said in their original statement. “He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition.”
In a press conference on Tuesday (January 3), Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam described how a family member had been driving Renner’s car when it got stuck in the snow.
“He went to retrieve his PistenBully or SnowCat – an extremely large piece of snow-moving equipment – to get his vehicle moving,” Balaam said. “After moving the vehicle from the stuck location Mr Renner got out of the PistenBully to speak to his family member and it started to roll.
“He attempted to try and get into the driver’s seat of the PistenBully, it was at this point that he was run over by the PistenBully.”
The plow accidentally ran over one of the actor’s legs, despite a large array of safety features, leading to major blood loss, a neighbor said.
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 messed up 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.
Jeremy Renner is a ‘great neighbor’, says local sheriff
In recent weeks, Jeremy Renner has become known in his Nevada neighborhood for helping with the mounting snow.
According to Sheriff Darin Balaam, the Hawkeye star is a “great neighbor” and always uses his snow plow to clear local roads.
“Throughout the community, he has been very generous and he’s one of those individuals that most of the time you don’t know he’s doing it, but he has made a tremendous impact on this community,” he told US media.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 11:30
Jeremy Renner’s sister Kym has issued an update about his condition.
“We are so thrilled with his progress,” she said, according to CBS 13 reporter Steve Large. “If anyone knows Jeremy, he is a fighter and doesn’t mess around. He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn’t feel more positive about the road ahead.”
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 10:55
Details of Jeremy Renner’s snow plow accident revealed in 911 call
It has been reported that Jeremy Renner was “completely crushed” after a snow plow ran over him 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 getting crushed.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 09:28
Sheriff says they do not ‘suspect any foul play’
Sheriff Darin Balaam said that Renner’s injury was being treated as a “tragic accident” by the police.
“We do not believe that Mr. Renner was impaired at all and this was just a tragic accident. We do not suspect any foul play,” he said.
“It was on a private road, he was being a great neighbor and plowing the roads for his neighbors up there.”
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 08:58
It has been revealed that Jeremy Renner was assisting a stranded motorist on the side of a mountain when the snow plow, a Snowcat, accidentally ran over his leg on New Year’s Day.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 08:28
Did Jeremy Renner’s neighbor save his life?
According to initial reports, it was Renner’s neighbor who saved his life following his accident.
After the snowplow ran over the actor’s legs, a doctor who lived nearby to Renner allegedly put a tourniquet (a device that applies pressure and stops the flow of blood) to Renner’s legs to hold them in place until the arrival of paramedics.
However, at a press conference on Tuesday (January 3), Sheriff Darin Balaam appeared to debunk the reports.
Balaam said that there were no doctors on the scene but that neighbors immediately rushed to his aide with towels.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 07:58
Renner was conscious when responders arrived
Immediately after being nearly fatally crushed by the Snowcat, Renner was apparently still conscious.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 07:27
Jeremy Renner posted several snow-related social media posts this winter
The actor has previously shown himself using the Snowcat, the snow plow which caused his injury, in images on social media.
He also spoke about the extreme cold weather in the US this winter, writing on Twitter on December 12: “Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke #Winter Wonderland.”
His caption accompanied a photo of a car buried in several feet of snow.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 06:51
Vehicle that drove 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 6500 kg.
The average car weighs close to 2000 kg, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 06:18
Will Renner be able to walk?
Initial reports following the incident said that the actor had lost a large amount of blood from his leg after the snow plow ran him over.
While the extent and impact of his injuries are unknown at the moment, it has been shared that the actor sustained blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries during the accident.
As of now, he has undergone two surgeries to treat “extensive” injuries sustained in the accident.
Peony Hirwani5 January 2023 05:18