Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner’s sister, Kym Renner, recently shared a promising update on her brother’s recovery after he was involved in a horrific snow plow accident.
At the beginning of January it was reported that Renner was severely injured while attempting to aid a family member whose car had gotten stuck on a snowed-in private road.
Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam detailed in a press conference, “On Sunday morning at 8:55 a.m. a 911 call was received for a 1050 or a crash involving a snow cat versus pedestrian. The subject had been run over by a snow cat in the area of Mount Rose Highway. At 8:57 Washoe County dispatch advised some units and they started en route.”
Sheriff Balaam then revealed that Mount Rose Highway had been closed due to severe weather and snow buildup that had not been removed from the highway due to three feet of snowfall over the night.
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The Sheriff then provided details about the accident, “Based on our investigation, Mr. Renner’s personal vehicle, which was being driven by a family member had become stuck in the snow near his home. Mr. Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully or snow cat, an extremely large piece of snow removal equipment weighing at least 14,333 pounds, in an effort to get his vehicle moving.”
“After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to his family member. At this point it was observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver’s seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it’s at this point Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully,” he detailed.
He then revealed, “An eyewitness detailed seeing Mr. Renner getting into the PistenBully and not seeing him again until the PistenBully came to a rest in a pile of snow in front of his driveway.”
Renner revealed on January 3rd, he was in rough shape and shared a picture of him hooked up to a hospital bed. He wrote on Instagram, “Thank you all for your kind words. Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
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A representative for the actor revealed he suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” from the accident.
Speaking with People, Kym Renner provided an update on her brother’s recovery telling the outlet, “We are so thrilled with his progress.”
She then added, “If anyone knows Jeremy, he is a fighter and doesn’t mess around. He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn’t feel more positive about the road ahead.”
Another source close to Renner also told People, “Jeremy is making positive progress and while he has a long road to recovery, he is overwhelmed by the showing of love and support.”
What do you make of this update on Jeremy Renner?
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