Jeremy Renner has become a true superhero as details of his snow plow accident have come out.
A new report obtained by TUSEN from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada confirmed that Renner was rescuing his adult cousin when he himself was crushed by the vehicle. The January 1 accident left Renner with more than 30 broken bones.
The Marvel star used a Pistenbully snowcat to drag his cousin’s truck out of the snow when it started sliding downhill. The report said he jumped out “without applying the emergency brake” and then tried to stop the snowcat from hitting his cousin.
“Once he got off the Pistenbully, he realized it was heading straight for[his cousin],” the redacted report said, per TUSEN. “He was afraid the Pistenbully would hit (his cousin), so he decided to try to stop or divert the Pistenbully.”
This proved challenging as the snow cat runs down a track, to which Renner decided to climb in an attempt to get into the cabin and regain control. The report said he was “immediately pulled under the left track” and was “run over” by the 14,330-pound machine.
A 911 call log obtained by TUSEN said Renner was “completely crushed” as “the right side of his chest” had collapsed and his upper body was “crushed”. The snowcat “rolled over him and continued down the road,” the report said, while Renner “concentrated on his breathing.”
Renner was eventually airlifted to the intensive care unit of a regional hospital and underwent at least two surgeries. He made his first public statement on January 3, saying he was “too confused to type right now”, but nevertheless thanked his fans for their support.
Renner is selfless in helping others out of trouble, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve told the Reno Gazette-Journal. While he was certainly eager to help his own nephew after a New Year’s Eve storm brought heavy snowfall to the area, it reportedly could have been anyone.
“He was helping someone stranded in the snow. He always helps others,” Schieve told the local paper, adding that Renner has routinely helped the community without ever disclosing it. “He always calls and says, ‘Hey mayor, what do you need?'”
Renner returned home on January 16 – and once again thanked his fans.