Jeremy Renner Addresses His Harrowing Snow Plow Accident

Jermey Renner is in critical—yet stable—condition after suffering from a snow plow accident on Sunday night in Reno, Nevada. Renner’s representatives told Vulture that the actor suffered numerous injuries that required operation. "We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd," they told the outlet.

An investigation conducted by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Renner was run over by his own PistenBully snow plow. The large vehicle is typically used to remove mass amounts of snow and weighs around 14,330 pounds. After a massive snowstorm, Renner’s car was stuck in a vat of snow near his home. The actor used the snow plow to remove his car, then exited to speak with a family member. At that point, the plow began rolling backwards. According to the Washoe County Sheriff, Darin Balaam, Renner was injured while trying to corral the machine.

"In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr.Rennner attempts to get back in the driver's seat of the PistenBully," Balaam said during a press conference. "Based on our investigation, it is at this point that Mr.Renner is run over by the PistenBully. An eyewitness detailed seeing Mr. Renner getting into the PistenBully and not seeing him again until the PistenBully came to a rest in a pile of snow in the front of his driveway."

According to Vulture, Renner's neighbor, who is a doctor, rushed to the scene to help. The neighbor applied a tourniquet to Renner’s leg in order to stop the bleeding while they waited for medical assistance. Renner was eventually airlifted to the hospital, where he is now recovering. The actor updated his Instagram followers on his condition yesterday.

"Thank you all for your kind words," he wrote, alongside a photo of himself in a hospital bed. "I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all." The actor's representatives told Variety, "His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care."

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