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” 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.

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Details of Jeremy Renner’s snowplow accident revealed in a 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 04:17

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Everything we know so far

There have been a lot of updates since Renner’s snow plow accident on New Year’s Day. The Independent has put together a one-sheet explainer of everything we know so far, which you can read here.

Tom Murray5 January 2023 03:15

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A reminder of what Renner’s family has said

It’s been a few days now since Jeremy Renner was hospitalized after being run over by his snow plow.

In their first and only statement so far, Renner’s family wrote on January 2: “We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today.

“He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition.

“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families.

“They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

Tom Murray5 January 2023 02:10

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John Legere wishes Renner well ‘from one superhero to another’

Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere somewhat confusingly shared well wishes for Renner “from one superhero to another”.

The tech magnate has frequently likened himself to Batman over the course of his career, describing competitors like AT&T and Verizon as his “villains”.

Renner, meanwhile, plays a real superhero – Marvel’s Hawkeye.

Tom Murray5 January 2023 01:08

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Renner is an “honorary deputy sheriff” of the area

To many, Renner is best known as Hawkeye, but did you know he holds another special title in his community?

“He is an honorary deputy sheriff,” Balaam shared. “When I took office in 2019, he came and with his popularity among kids in the Marvels, he has a huge impact. Those kids that he touched during Shop with the Sheriff – he showed up and shopped with our kids – I can guarantee they will never forget that moment that they got.”

“He shared his time with us there and not only shopped with a few kids but interacted with the kids,” Balaam added.

“Throughout the community, he has been very generous. He’s one of those individuals that I can tell you most of the time you don’t know that he’s doing it, but he has made a tremendous impact on this community.”

Inga Parkel5 January 2023 00:15

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Who called 911?

Again, the Sheriff was not sure if it was “the neighbors or his family member”.

Inga Parkel4 January 2023 23:45

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Snowcat accidents aren’t uncommon

While this was a “tragic” incident, it was not a freak accident. Although Balaam could not provide specific numbers or statistics for how common this kind of Snowcat incident is, he did say: “I would have to tell you probably, there’s always at least – because this type of Snowcat is one you’d see at ski resorts – that there are always these types of injuries or accidents that occur. That exact number I do not know.”

Inga Parkel4 January 2023 23:15

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Renner was conscious when responders arrived

Immediately after being almost fatally crushed by the Snowcat, Renner was apparently still conscious. When asked what condition the actor was in when they arrived on the scene, Balaam said that Renner was “speaking to the first responders”.

Inga Parkel4 January 2023 22:45

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There was no doctor on-scene despite prior reports

According to earlier reports, Renner’s neighbor, a doctor, saved his life by putting a tourniquet on his leg.

However, during Tuesday’s press conference, Sheriff Balaam confirmed that there was “no doctor on the scene.” It was good neighbors of Mr. Renner that came out with some towels and rendered some aid”.

When asked whether they had tied a tourniquet, Balaam answered: “That part I do not know. I just know that they came out with some towels and helped him until our first responders could get there.”

Inga Parkel4 January 2023 22:15

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Messages of support continue to roll in

Since Renner’s first social media post after the accident – ​​a selfie shared from his hospital bed – commenters have sent their best wishes.

The actor’s Avengers co-stars Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth were quick to share their love, but since then a raft of other A-listers have commented, including Paul Bettany and Jimmy Fallon.

“Love you mate. Sending you love and healing,” Bettany wrote.

“Lots of love out there for you bud,” Fallon wrote.

Tom Murray4 January 2023 21:45

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