Jeremy Renner was trying to stop a snowplow from sliding and hitting his nephew when the accident that left him in critical condition occurred, according to a Nevada Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The redacted report from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office obtained by CNN said the emergency break was not activated, which would have stopped the snow removal tractor when it began to slide sideways.
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began to slide, causing Renner to exit the vehicle without applying the emergency brake,” the report read. “Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, 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 redirect the Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he pulled under the vehicle off the track and ran over.”
It was also noted in the report that the break indicator was not working and “mechanical issues may have been a factor”, but impairment is not believed to be a factor.
Renner’s nephew was able to care for him until help arrived on the scene.
The 52-year-old actor was transported to a hospital near Reno after a neighbor, who happened to be a doctor, put a bandage on his leg to stop the bleeding.
Renner was transferred to the intensive care unit following surgeries he had to undergo following the incident.
A terrifying 911 call captured moments after the crash, as Renner can be heard in the background moaning in pain. The neighbor who called 911 said the Marvel star’s breathing was “shallow” and suggested a medical helicopter be sent to the scene.
Last week, the two-time Oscar nominee announced that he was home from the hospital and on the mend.
The Marvel actor had been hospitalized since Jan. 1 after “experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow” and suffering “extensive” injuries in Lake Tahoe.
Renner revealed Saturday that he broke over 30 bones in his snowplow accident on New Year’s Day.
“Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this special new year,” the “Mayor of Kingstown” star wrote in an Instagram post. “Emerged from tragedy for my entire family and quickly focused on uniting actionable love.”
The caption accompanied a photo of the actor, 52, lying in a hospital-like bed at his home while a doctor stretched his leg.
“I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and concern for my family and I,” he continued in the post, which quickly drew a million likes. “Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, as the love and bond with family and friends deepens.”
“Love and blessings to you all,” he concluded, along with a series of heart and praying hands emojis.