Marvel star Jeremy Renner out of second surgery and remains in critical but stable condition in intensive care with ‘blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries’ after being run over by snow plow he was using at Lake Tahoe ranch
- Actor was injured in the accident Sunday morning
- His representative said he remains in the ICU in critical but stable condition
- Two-time Oscar nominee was trying to clear a path from his Lake Tahoe home
- Authorities say snowcat’s safety features failed, causing it to roll over his leg
Marvel star Jeremy Renner is out of a second surgery to treat the injuries he sustained when he was run over by the snow plow he was using at his Lake Tahoe ranch.
A representative for the 51-year-old actor told People Monday night that Renner ‘has returned from surgery and remains in the Intensive Care Unit in critical but stable condition.’
He also confirmed that the two-time Oscar nominee ‘suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries’ in the accident Sunday morning when he was trying to clear a path out of his Lake Tahoe home with his PistenBully, a snowcat made by the German manufacturer Kassbohrer.
The vehicle’s safety features failed and caused it to roll over Renner’s leg, around a quarter mile from his property, TMZ reported. He was airlifted to hospital.
Marvel actor Jeremy Renner, 51, is out of a second surgery to treat injuries he sustained when he ran over his own leg with a snow blower over the weekend
Renner is best known for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
His family now wishes 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 Corano and Murdock families.
‘They are all tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.’
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office explained what happened in a statement: ‘At approximately 9:00am on January 1, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traumatic injury in the area of Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada.
‘Upon arrival, Deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr. Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital.
‘Mr. Renner was the only involved party in the incident.
‘The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team is currently looking into the circumstances of the incident.’
A neighbor who happened to be a doctor was able to put a tourniquet on his injured leg to stem the bleeding, but Renner suffered significant blood loss by the time he was airlifted from the snowy scene at 9.50am.
Renner is pictured at his home in 2017. He has told in the past of having to clear away the snow to gain access to the property
The Marvel star is pictured in the snow cat machine that is believed to have been involved in the accident on Sunday in a 2019 video
Renner is seem plowing his Lake Tahoe driveway in the winter of 2019. He is in the hospital in stable but critical condition
Renner is perhaps best known for his role as Hawkeye, a skilled archer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Following the accident, Renner’s Marvel co-star Mark Ruffalo asked his fans to keep him in their prayers.
‘Prayers up for our brother on a full and speedy recovery,’ Ruffalo wrote. ‘Please send healing goodness his way.’
Ruffalo and Renner first appeared in a movie together back in 2012 during the original Avengers film.
They’ve since appeared in several other superhero films including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Endgame.
Renner shares one daughter with his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco.
Renner’s long driveway in Lake Tahoe, which regularly becomes blocked by snow