Marvel superhero actor Jeremy Renner recently suffered an accident. He noted on Tuesday that he was “messed up” after being run over by his own snow plow as he tried to climb into the driver´s seat of the giant 14,000-lb (six-ton) vehicle.
Jeremy Renner was not on drugs
It has been revealed that Renner suffered severe injuries Sunday morning near his Nevada home while attempting to halt the PistenBully machine, which had begun rolling forward after he used it to help free a stranded family member´s vehicle from heavy snow.
In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr Renner attempted to get back into the driver´s seat,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam told a press conference.
“Based on our investigation, it´s at this point that Mr Renner is run over by that PistenBully.”
Officials at Tuesday´s press conference noted that there was no indication that drink or drugs were involved in the incident, which was being treated as a “tragic accident.”
Sheriff Balaam said an investigation was ongoing due to the “severe injuries” Renner suffered, including checks for any sign of mechanical failure. The PistenBully, or snowcat, operated by Renner is a large specialized snow plowing vehicle with giant, raised caterpillar tracks on each side of an enclosed cab.
Balaam said emergency responders struggled to reach Renner due to three feet (one meter) of snowfall the previous night, which forced several drivers to abandon their cars on a nearby highway. On arriving, they treated Renner, and “some good neighbors of Mr Renner´s… came out with some towels and rendered some aid.”
The sheriff praised Renner as a “great neighbor” who had been using his machine to plow private roads for nearby residents.