Marvel star Jeremy Renner was ‘helping someone’ before the tragic snow accident
Marbrann actor Jeremy Renner is recovering from surgery after suffering a “blunt chest injury and orthopedic injury” on New Year’s Day snow plow accident in Nevada, said a spokesman for the actor.
As of Monday afternoon, Renner was in the intensive care unit in “critical but stable condition.”
The 51-year-old actor has so far undergone two surgeries to deal with injuries sustained in the accident, a source close to the actor previously said. CNN.
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Renner was hospitalized Sunday after a “weather-related accident” while plowing snow, his representative Sam Mast confirmed earlier Monday.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies responded to a “traumatic injury” involving Renner in the Mount Rose Highway area of Reno.
Deputies found Renner injured and arranged for him to be transported to an area hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release, adding that the actor was the only person involved in the accident.
The Sheriff’s Office did not provide details on how the snow plow accident happened but said that their Major Disaster Investigation Team is looking into the circumstances of the incident. A news conference from the Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
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Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve told the Reno Gazette Journal Monday that Renner was helping a lost motorist when the accident happened.
“He was helping someone who was lost in the snow,” Schieve, who said she is friends with Renner, told the publication. “He’s always helping other people. “
At the time of the crash, parts of western Nevada were covered in snow. The Reno area received about 15 to 30 centimeters of snow at elevations below 1,500 meters between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and up to 45 centimeters at higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Renner has shared several videos and photos on his verified social media accounts showing him in the snow, including an Instagram video posted two weeks ago in which the actor appears to be driving a snow plow.
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Renner’s family released a statement Monday night thanking the hospital staff and first responders while the actor was still in the hospital.
“Jeremy’s family would like to thank the amazing doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, the Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families,” read a statement from his spokesman. “They are also overwhelmed and grateful for the love and support from his fans.
Renner appears in the series Paramount + Mayor of Kingstown and is known for his role as Hawkeye in several Marbrann Movies about universe.
His Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo He asked for prayers of support for Renner on Monday.
“Prayers up for our brother @jeremyrenner for a full and speedy recovery,” Ruffalo posted on his Instagram stories. “Send your healing goodness his way.”
This article was originally published by CNN and is reproduced here with permission
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