Jeremy Renner was trying to stop the snowplow from hitting his nephew when he was run over

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: Jeremy Renner attends the Hawkeye New York Special Fan Screening at AMC Lincoln Square on November 22, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Disney)

Jeremy Renner told investigators that his snow plow began to “slide sideways” down a hill towards his nephew and he tried to hijack him. He broke more than 30 bones. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Disney)

Jeremy Renner was trying to save his adult nephew from being hit when he was run over by his 14,330lb snowplow on New Years Day.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office incident report, filed Friday and released Wednesday by CNN, the Mayor of Kingstown and The Avengers The actor, 52, used the snowcat to tow his nephew’s truck out of the snow at his Reno, Nevada property to Main Street. Afterwards, the plow started to slide sideways on a hill, so Renner got out. However, the emergency brake was not engaged and the plow, running on a caterpillar, headed into his nephew’s path. Renner tried to stop him and was pulled under and crushed.

“The Pistenbully groomer began to slide, forcing Renner to exit the vehicle without applying the emergency brake,” the sheriff’s report concluded. “Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would prevent the Pistenbully from moving forward. When Renner attempted to stop or steer the Pistenbully away to avoid injury [his nephew]he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and crushed.”

The report also revealed that the brake light inside the snowcat’s cabin was not working and noted that “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this crash.”

He also said impaired driving was not considered a factor in the incident.

According to the report, Renner – who broke “more than 30 bones” in the accident – was questioned at the hospital on January 5. He told investigators that after towing the truck down the street, the plow started “sliding sideways” and then “it started rolling down the hill.” He jumped off but found he was “heading straight for [his nephew]he therefore attempted “to stop or divert the Pistenbully”.

To get into the cabin, Renner had to climb up the moving track and was “immediately pulled under the left side track”. He was “completely crushed” under the vehicle and had “extreme [difficulty] breathing.”

After the plow “rolled over him,” it “continued down the road.”

With the right side of his chest ‘collapsed’ and upper torso ‘crushed’, he remained on the ground and ‘focused on his breathing’ as his nephew and others helped him until first responders can arrive in the middle of the snowstorm.

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to Renner’s spokesperson to comment on the report.

On New Years Day, it was reported that Renner had been airlifted to hospital after the crash. The plow was seized by authorities to rule out any mechanical failure.

Renner underwent two surgeries while in intensive care. After more than two weeks, he was released and continues to recover at home. Over the weekend, he shared an image from a physical therapy session.

“Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new year,” he wrote. “Brought out of tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused on uniting actionable love. I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and caring for my family and me…. Appreciation to all of you. These 30+ broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just as the love and bonds with family and friends deepen. Love and blessings to you all.

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