Jeremy Renner was trying to save his adult nephew from being hit by the snowplow when the machine accidentally crushed the famous “Avengers” star, according to an incident report from the Nevada sheriff’s office.
The “Hurt Locker” star failed to engage the emergency brake as it began to slide sideways after he used it to pull his nephew’s truck out of the snow, according to the newly redacted report from the County Sheriff’s Office. of Washoe (via CNN).
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began to slide, causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” the report’s conclusion read.
“Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical problems, based on our mechanical inspection, it is believed that the parking brake would prevent the Pistenbully from moving forward.
“When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to prevent injury to (his nephew), he was thrown under the vehicle down the track and run over.”
The report also notes that the brake indicator light was not working and that “mechanical problems may have been a factor in this accident.”
Renner’s nephew helped him while they waited for medical help to arrive and airlift him to a trauma center. His representative confirmed at the time that he was in “critical but stable condition” and suffered “closed chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” for which underwent multiple surgeries.
Renner, 52, I returned home earlier this month after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital. He later revealed that he broke more than 30 bones in the snowplow accident, which occurred on New Year’s Day.
“These 30+ broken bones will be mended, strengthened, as love and bond with family and friends deepen,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself in a hospital bed with a doctor stretching his leg. .
“Much love and appreciation to all of you,” he wrote.
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