Jeremy Renner Accident – Update: Police bust Snowcat who crashed Marvel star to rule out ‘mechanical failure’

Jeremy Renner is 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” snow-shoveling accident.

the Heart convoy The star is “conscious, stable and speaking” and is said to have had the surgeries as part of his “long road to recovery.”

“We can confirm that Jeremy suffered blunt trauma to the chest and orthopedic injuries and underwent surgery today (January 2nd),” Renner’s family said in its original statement. “He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in a critical but stable condition.”

At a news conference Tuesday (January 3), Washoe County Sheriff Darren Balaam described how a family member was driving Renner’s car when it got stuck in the snow.

“He went to retrieve a PistenBully or SnowCat—a very large piece of snowmobile equipment—to get his car moving,” Balaam said. After moving the car from the stuck spot, Mr. Renner of PistenBully got out to talk to a family member and it started rolling.

“He tried to get into the driver’s seat of PistenBully, and at this point he got run over by PistenBully.”

A neighbor said the plow accidentally ran over one of the actor’s legs, despite a host of safety features, resulting in massive blood loss.

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. [sic] Too messed up now to write. But I am sending love to all of you.”

Renner, 51, has been met with an outpouring of support from his fans and Marvel co-stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi, and Chris Pratt.


There was no doctor at the scene despite previous reports

According to earlier reports, Doctor Jar Reiner saved his life by applying a tourniquet to his leg.

But, during Tuesday’s news conference, Sheriff Balaam asserted that “there was no doctor on site. It was Mr. Renner’s good neighbors who came in with some towels and offered some help.”

When asked if they tied a tourniquet, Balaam replied, “That part I don’t know. I just know they came up with some towels and helped him so our first responders could get there.”

Inga BarkelleJan 4, 2023 22:15


Support messages keep popping up

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

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

“I love you, my friend. Sending you love and healing,” Bettany wrote.

“There is so much love for you,” Fallon wrote.

Tom MurrayJan 4, 2023 21:45


Fans berate people for joking about Renner’s accident on social media

Unfortunately, some people on social media have used Renner’s accident to craft memes relieving him of his injury.

Many of Renner’s fans slammed those joking about the incident on Twitter, with one writing: “Stop saying things like, ‘” hook, As long as his arms are okay “and” “superhero”, then this is a real person! You should be interested in it! Don’t make your ugly jokes! “

Tom MurrayJan 4, 2023 20:51


Do you need a license to drive a Snowcat?

After the sheriff’s press conference, a reporter asked if anyone could drive a Snowcat or if you needed a license to operate one.

“She’s on a private road, so he can drive Snowcat. In that case, as Mr. Renner always does, those private roads. He was a great neighbor and he used to plow those roads for his neighbors over there,” answered Sheriff Balaam.

Now, while the Marvel representative has been on private roads, many companies require professional Snowcat operators/drivers to have at least a driver’s license. Some even require their drivers to undergo training and certification before operating a Snowcat.

Snowcat machines are often used to remove tons of snow to prepare the slopes for skiers

(Wikimedia Commons)

Inga BarkelleJanuary 4, 2023 19:50


Sheriff reveals “false information” about Renner’s accident

Furthermore, in his press conference on Tuesday (January 3), Sheriff Darren Balaam of Washoe County shared “details” of the Renner incident to clear up “some of the misinformation that has been circulating.”

Balaam said, “I want to be clear here as well as it is a major incident investigation and we treat it as we would any other major incident investigation. We are still conducting interviews and processing items from the scene.

“Based on our investigation, Mr. Renner’s personal car, which was driven by a family member, got stuck in the snow near his home.

“Mr. Renner went to retrieve a PistenBully, or Snowcat, an extremely large piece of snow removal equipment, weighing at least 14,330 lbs (about 6,500 kg), in an attempt to move his vehicle,” he continued.

Having successfully pulled his personal vehicle from its stuck position, Mr. Renner exits the PistenBully to speak to a member of his family. At this point, it is observed that the PistenBully is beginning to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver’s seat of the Pistenbully.

“Based on our investigation, at this point Mr. Renner was run over by Pistenbully. An eyewitness detailed seeing Mr. Renner entering PistenBully and not seeing him again until PistenBully came to rest in a mound of snow in front of his driveway,” Balaam explained.

“At this stage of the investigation, we do not believe Mr. Renner was at all vulnerable and we believe this is a tragic accident.”

During the investigation, Balaam stresses that they “do not suspect any evil work.”

Inga BarkelleJan 4, 2023 19:15


Local authorities share their incident response timeline

During a brief press conference yesterday (January 3), Sheriff Darren Balaam of Washoe County provided a quick timeline of local authorities and the medical response to the Renner accident.

Balaam began: “On Sunday morning at 8:55 a.m., a 911 call was received from 10-50, or a collision involving a Snowcat versus a pedestrian. The subject was run over by a Snowcat in the area of ​​Mount Rose Highway.”

Explaining in detail about the weather and road conditions at that hour, Balaam said, “The night before, we saw a snowfall of about three feet in the Mount Rose area, and many cars were abandoned on the multiple roads, including the Mountain Rose Expressway.

“In addition, while it was not snowing at the time of the accident, Mount Rose Hoe was closed at that hour due to severe winter weather, and snow that had not yet been removed from the highway.”

Balaam shared that the first Washoe County police unit arrived on the scene at 9:30 a.m., explaining that “the delay was a direct result of weather, traffic — hopping around abandoned cars in the road — and the Mount Rose Expressway closing.”

He continued, “When the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Unit 1 arrived at the site, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District were on the scene.

“At 9:37 a.m., a care flight touched down near Mt. Rose Hoi,” Balaam added. “At 9:56 a.m., Mr. Renner was transferred via a caregiver flight to a Reno area hospital.”

Inga BarkelleJanuary 4, 2023 18:45


Everything we know about Jeremy Renner’s snow plow accident

Amid all the chatter and confusion on the Internet about some of the facts of the accident, read Joe Somerlad’s helpful article below.


Marvel star recovering in Nevada hospital after ‘tragic’ New Year’s accident

Inga BarkelleJan 4, 2023 18:15


Will Renner be able to walk?

Initial reports following the accident said that the actor lost a large amount of blood from his leg after being run over by a snow plow.

While the extent and impact of his injuries are unknown at the moment, it has been shared that the actor suffered blunt force trauma to the chest and bone injuries during the accident.

So far, he has undergone two surgeries to treat the “extensive” injuries he sustained in the accident.

Inga BarkelleJanuary 4, 2023 17:50


Chris Evans says Renner is ‘tough as nails’

Marvel’s Renner star Chris Evans also added support.

“Tough as nails. I love you my friend ” captain America The star captioned Renner’s first Instagram post since the accident.

Inga BarkelleJanuary 4, 2023 17:20


Chris Platt and Chris Hemsworth led the supporting co-star

After Jeremy Renner posted a selfie from his hospital bed, the star was overwhelmed with support from fans, colleagues, and celebrity friends.

Fellow Marvel fans Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt shared their compliments in the form of responses on Instagram.

“Get well soon, mate. Send love your way! ” bull wrote the star Hemsworth.

Meanwhile, Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, commented, “Keep praying your way, Brutha.”

Nicole FasselJanuary 4, 2023 16:05

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