Actor Jeremy Renner was trying to prevent his snowmobile jack from hitting his nephew when he was dragged under the snowplow and crushed on New Year’s Day, according to an incident report from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle began to slide sideways after the “Avengers” star used it to pull his nephew’s truck out of the snow, and the parking brake, which was not engaged, would have stopped him, according to the incident report. drafted, filed Friday. The document was obtained by CNN on Tuesday through a public records request.
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began to slide, causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” the report’s conclusion read.
“Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical problems, based on our mechanical inspection, it is believed that the parking brake would prevent the Pistenbully from moving forward. When Renner tried to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to [his nephew]He was dragged under the vehicle by the road and run over.”
The report also notes that the brake indicator light inside the vehicle’s cabin was not working and that “mechanical problems may have been a factor in this accident.”
Renner was airlifted to the hospital, where he stayed for more than two weeks, underwent at least two surgeries and received treatment in the intensive care unit.
A 911 call log obtained by CNN said Renner was “completely crushed under a large snow truck.” [vehicle]” and had “extreme [difficulty] breathing.” He goes on to read that “the right side of his chest is collapsed, his upper torso is crushed.”
The incident began on New Year’s Day, when Renner towed his nephew’s truck out of the actor’s driveway after it got stuck in the snow, he told investigators while he was hospitalized on Jan. 5, according to the report from the court. incident.
After successfully towing the truck out of the snow and onto the street, Renner said the snowplow began to “slide sideways,” then “started rolling down the hill.” At the time, Renner told investigators that he jumped out of the snowplow.
“Once he got out of the Pistenbully, he realized he was heading straight for [his nephew,]”, the report says. “He was afraid that the Pistenbully was going to hit [his nephew]so he decided to try to stop or divert the Pistenbully.”
To get into the snowplow cab, Renner had to climb onto the moving track, the report states. When he jumped onto the track, the report says, Renner was “immediately dragged under the track on the left side.”
“The Pistenbully ran over it and continued on the road,” the report says. He lay down on the ground and concentrated on his breathing while [his nephew and others] They gave him help until medical personnel arrived at the scene.
Renner, who plays archer superhero Hawkeye in the Marvel movie and TV show “Universe,” says he broke more than 30 bones in the incident.
He posted a photo to Instagram last week with a caption that read: “Morning exercises, resolutions, everything changed this particular new year…. Spawned out of tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused on uniting actionable love ❤️ I want to thank EVERYONE for your messages and consideration for my family and I… Much love and appreciation to all of you. These 30+ broken bones will mend, strengthen, as love and bond with family and friends deepen. Love and blessings to all of you.”
Deterioration was not believed to be a factor in the incident, the report also concludes.
CNN has reached out to Renner’s representatives for comment.