*** Update from 01/26/2023: jeremy Renner had an accident apparently only because he was his nephews the save lives wanted. This emerges from a police report available to CNN.
Renner tried on New Year’s Day with his own snowcat to free his nephew’s truck after a snowstorm. However, after the truck was on the road, the actor said the tracked vehicle began to slide sideways and roll down the slope. Renner jumped out, but then realized that the snow groomer was rolling straight towards his nephew.
“Completely crushed” by the snow groomer
According to the report, he feared that his nephew could be run over – and so the 52-year-old wanted to try to stop or redirect the tracked vehicle. That’s why Renner wanted to climb back in and got caught under the chains on the left side. The actor was “completely crushed” and had “extreme difficulty” breathing, the report said. The right side of Renner’s chest had collapsed.
His nephew and other people present then provided help until trained helpers could arrive. However, due to the previous snowstorm, the emergency services had trouble getting to the scene of the accident, according to several media reports. Renner is said to have been flown to the hospital only about an hour after the emergency call. ***