Sheriff: Renner's Accident Was Due to Being a Hero Uncle

Incident report notes that actor was trying to keep snowplow from hitting his adult nephew
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2023 11:20 AM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2023 12:48 PM CST
Jeremy Renner Broke More Than 30 Bones
Actor Jeremy Renner arrives at a premiere in Los Angeles in 2019.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
UPDATE Jan 22, 2023 11:20 AM CST

Authorities in Nevada are revealing more on what led to Jeremy Renner's snowplow accident. Per a Washoe County Sheriff's Office incident report filed Friday, the 52-year-old actor had used his PistenBully snow machine to pull his adult nephew's car out of the snow on Jan. 1, reports CNN. Renner says in the report that after he'd extracted the car, the snowplow started "sliding sideways" and "began to roll down the hill." Renner then jumped out of the snowplow without the parking brake engaged, and as he tried to "stop or divert" the machine from slamming into his nephew, "he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over," per investigators. The sheriff's report adds that "mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident."

Jan 22, 2023 11:20 AM CST

Jeremy Renner has provided more information on the extent of the injuries he suffered when he was run over by a snowplow on New Year's Day, posting that he broke more than 30 bones. The actor included the update in an Instagram post on Saturday, NBC News reports. The actor has returned to his home near Reno, Nevada, after more than two weeks in a hospital. The post included a photo of Renner doing leg stretches, per Variety. "Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years," he wrote.

Renner, 52, also suffered blunt chest trauma in the accident, his representative said at the time. "Much love and appreciation to you all," Renner told his fans in the post. "These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens." (More Jeremy Renner stories.)

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