Reno, Nevada – Actor Jeremy Renner was trying to stop his snow removal tractor from skidding and hitting his nephew when he was pulled under the car and crushed on New Year’s Day, according to the Nevada Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The parking break was not triggered and could have stopped the car, which is traveling on a snowy circuit, as it began to slide sideways after the 52-year-old “Avengers” star used it to pull his nephew’s truck out of the snow, according to The Guardian. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office report, which was filed on Friday, has been edited.
“The snow groomer Pistenbully began to skid causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” reads the conclusion of the report, obtained by CNN on Tuesday through a public records request.
“Although Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would prevent Pistenbully from moving forward. When Renner tried to stop or turn Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he was pulled under the car by Path way and run over.”
The brake indicator light inside the Snowcat’s cabin was not working, and “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident,” the report notes.
The report states that the nephew was able to help Renner until help arrived. Renner was airlifted to the hospital, where he stayed for more than two weeks, underwent at least two surgeries, and was treated in the intensive care unit.
The report concluded that it did not believe that weakness was a factor in the accident. CNN has reached out to Renner’s representatives for comment.
The actor’s drag track moves under, states the report
The accident began on New Year’s Day, when Renner pulled his nephew’s truck from the actor’s driveway after it got stuck in the snow, he told investigators Jan. 5 while he was hospitalized, according to the accident report.
After pulling the truck out onto the street, the snowplow “started sliding sideways,” Renner said, and then “started rolling downhill.” At that point, Renner jumped off the snow cat, he told investigators.
“As soon as he was away from Pistenbully, he realized he was heading straight for (his nephew),” the report read. “He was afraid of hitting Bestenpelemer[his nephew]so he decided to try to stop or divert Bestenpelemer.”
To enter the snowplow cabin, Renner had to climb onto his moving track and was “immediately pulled down the left side track,” the report notes.
Renner was “completely crushed under a large (vehicle) snowcat” and had “(extreme) difficulty breathing,” with “the right side of his chest… collapsed – upper torso crushed,” a 911 call log obtained by CNN said.
“Pistenbully turned on him and continued down the road,” the report says. “He lay on the ground and focused on his breathing while (his nephew and others) assisted him until the medical staff arrived at the scene.”
Renner, who plays superhero Hawkeye in the Marvel movie and TV show “Universe,” He broke more than 30 bones in the accidentHe said.
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