Jeremy Renner’s snowcat plow ran over his leg as he tried to clear path out of Lake Tahoe home


The moment Jeremy Renner was airlifted to hospital after running over his own leg with snowcat while plowing driveway at his Lake Tahoe ranch: Doctor neighbor saved his life with a tourniquet after Marvel actor suffered ‘serious blood loss’

  • Renner, 51, is in the hospital in critical but stable condition after the accident
  • He was trying to clear a path from his snowed-in 5-bedroom ranch in Lake Tahoe 
  • A neighbor who is a doctor rushed to put a tourniquet on his injured leg   

Marvel actor Jeremy Renner was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after accidentally running over his own leg with the snow plow he was using to clear his Lake Tahoe driveway. 

Renner, a two-time Oscar nominee, was alone and trying to clear a path out of his Lake Tahoe home with his PistenBully, a type of snow groomer made by the German manufacturer Kassbohrer. 

TMZ reports that the vehicle’s safety features failed, and caused it to roll over Renner’s leg, around a quarter mile from the property.

A neighbor who is also a doctor put a tourniquet on the injured leg to stem the bleeding, but Renner suffered significant blood loss by the time he was airlifted out of the scene at 9.50am.  

The 51-year-old remains in critical but stable condition in the hospital.  

The air ambulance that took Renner to the hospital on Sunday morning is shown on the highway next to his house

Jeremy Renner in the snow cat machine that is believed to have been involved in the accident on Sunday in a 2019 video

Jeremy Renner in the snow cat machine that is believed to have been involved in the accident on Sunday in a 2019 video 

Renner plowing his Lake Tahoe driveway in the winter of 2019. He is in the hospital today in a stable but critical condition

Renner plowing his Lake Tahoe driveway in the winter of 2019. He is in the hospital today in a stable but critical condition 

Renner, 51, remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Nevada. Police were called to his palatial home on Sunday shortly after 9.30am

Renner, 51, remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Nevada. Police were called to his palatial home on Sunday shortly after 9.30am

It’s unclear how long he’s owned the PistenBully groomer, or whether he bought it second-hand. 

Kassbohrer did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Monday morning. 

The type of PistenBully Renner owns is no longer available for sale on the company’s website. 

Similar models are described on second-hand sale sites as ‘vintage’.  

The actor’s representatives confirmed yesterday that his family was with him in the hospital. 

‘We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather related accident while plowing snow earlier today.

‘His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.’ 

Renner's long driveway in Lake Tahoe, which regularly becomes blocked by snow

Renner’s long driveway in Lake Tahoe, which regularly becomes blocked by snow 

Renner's sprawling home in Lake Tahoe is pictured during the summer. In the winter months, it is more difficult to access

Renner’s sprawling home in Lake Tahoe is pictured during the summer. In the winter months, it is more difficult to access

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office previously said 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.’ 

Renner shares one daughter with his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco. 



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