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Jeremy Renner was rescuing stranded car when he was hit by snow plow leaving him gravely injured

Renner was in critical but stable condition following surgery for injuries sustained when his massive PistenBully snowplow ran over him
Jeremy Renner was hit by his own snowplow while he was helping a stranded motorist (Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)
Jeremy Renner was hit by his own snowplow while he was helping a stranded motorist (Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)

RENO, NEVADA: Jeremy Renner met with a terrible accident near his Lake Tahoe ranch on Sunday, January 1, when he was hit by his own snowplow while rescuing a stranded car, according to the mayor of Reno, Nevada.

 Mayor Hillary Schieve stated, "He was helping someone stranded in the snow. He is always helping others," as reported by the Reno-Gazette Journal. Schieve claimed to be friends with Renner, who lives in Washoe County, which includes Reno, during a Monday, January 2 interview. Schieve referred to Renner, 51, as an unsung real-life hero who contributes to countless local charities. She said, "He's always calling and saying, 'Hey mayor, what do you need?' There are a few times he'll post about what he has done or donated toys, but most of it you would never know he is doing."


Jeremy Renner suffers 'blunt chest trauma' after horrifying snow-plowing accident, requires a second surgery

Jeremy Renner has a 200-strong collection of trucks, recording studio at Lake Tahoe ranch where he had accident

Renner underwent surgery for wounds sustained when his massive, tread-operated PistenBully snowplow ran over him at 9 am Sunday on Mt. Rose Highway. He remained in a critical but stable condition on Tuesday, January 3. A representative for the actor claimed in a statement on Monday, January 2 that the bizzare accident had left him with "blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries."


Renner was reportedly clearing a passage on his property after a storm dumped at least 3 feet of snow on the region. One of the neighbors said, "Renner likes to do that type of stuff," in reference to the 'Hawkeye' star wanting to clean out the passage, according to the New York Post.

The neighbor stated, "He plows. Maybe his plow guys weren't there but he knows how to plow. He's been doing it for many years. He's a good guy. We don't talk to him all the time but he’s nice. On the tough snow years, he did come by with his plow and asked people if they needed help."


The neighbor added, "He's got so many cars and trucks. On the street above us, there's a wedding event center and there's a bunch of cars parked. Those are his toys." The neighbor, who has resided a few doors away for almost 20 years, also said that Renner replaced the house on the land after demolishing it because "people were staring into his home."

"He values his privacy — that's why he lives in the middle of nowhere," the neighbor stated. The accident is being investigated by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Major Accident Investigation Team, and on Tuesday, January 3 at 3.30 pm local time, Sheriff Darin Balaam is set to conduct a press conference.