Actor Jeremy Renner experienced an accident while plowing snow on Sunday, leaving him in “critical but stable condition,” Deadline reported.
The “Avengers” star was airlifted to the hospital after the weather-related incident, according to the outlet.
Jeremy Renner In ‘Critical But Stable’ Condition After Weather Related Accident While Plowing Snow https://t.co/uUDVBDQqU5
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Renner was plowing snow about a quarter of a mile away from his home when the plow “accidentally” ran over one of his legs causing the actor to lose a lot of blood, according to TMZ, which cites witnesses. Thanks to the quick thinking of his neighbor, a doctor, a tourniquet was applied until the paramedics arrived. (RELATED: Shocking, Heroic Details Emerge About Jeremy Renner Accident That Left Him Hospitalized)
The plow, a Snowcat, was impounded by authorities who are treating the site like a crime scene as the plow is supposed to have extensive safety features to prevent such an accident from occurring, TMZ reported.
New Year’s Eve brought heavy snowfall to the Tahoe region, where Renner owns a home, leaving 35,000 people without power in Northern Nevada, according to a report from the Reno Gazette. The snowfall and accompanying freezing temperatures also made road conditions hazardous, prompting emergency officials in the area to recommend that residents shelter in place and close roads around the Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe area, the outlet reported.
Snow isn’t the only thing Renner battles in Tahoe. In a Dec. 2021 interview, he told singer-turned-talk-show-host Kelly Clarkson in an interview about his work as a volunteer firefighter in the area.
“I work with the fire departments up there, and they are pretty awesome,” Renner continued. “They are teaching me and helping me, and I still have to get some more hours in with them,” he told Clarkson, according to the outlet.
Though Renner has been hospitalized, a spokesman for the actor told Deadline he is with his family and “receiving excellent care.”