Jeremy Renner out of surgery after suffering blunt chest trauma in snow plough accident
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Jeremy Renner is reportedly out of surgery and recovering in intensive care after suffering blunt chest trauma in a horror snow plough accident.
The actor, 51, was airlifted to a hospital near Nevada, US, early on New Year’s Day after he ran over his own leg with a Snowcat – a truck-sized vehicle used to clear snow.
The local Washoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Variety that officials responded to a “traumatic injury” near Mt Rose Highway in Reno at approximately 9am on Sunday.
They confirmed Renner was airlifted to a local hospital to receive urgent care.
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“Upon arrival, Deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital,” the Office told the publication. “Mr Renner was the only involved party in the incident.”
The Hawkeye star has owned a ranch in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, for several years, frequently staying in the remote home over holiday periods. He often spends his time there renovating trucks, of which his collection is 200-strong.
Following the accident, Renner’s representatives have shared a new statement.
“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families,” it read.
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“They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
The Marvel star’s accident followed a strong snowstorm in the Nevada region on New Year’s Eve. The storm reportedly saw 35,000 homes lose power and tragically resulted in the death of 60 people.
TMZ reports Renner was saved by a neighbourwho tended to him in the aftermath of the accident before authorities arrived at the scene.
The neighbour, reportedly a doctor, put a tourniquet on Renner’s legs to hold them in place until the arrival of paramedics.
Renner is best known as the star of the returning series The Mayor of Kingstown and Marvel’s Hawkeye series. He also appears in the Avengers and Captain America films.
He is the father to nine-year-old daughter, Ava, who he shares with his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco.
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