Jeremy Renner’s neighbour reportedly saved his life after snow accident in Nevada, as the Marvel star remains hospital in a ‘critical but stable’ condition.
Deadline reported the Hawkeye actor, 51, was airlifted to a local hospital in Reno, where he has a property, on Sunday.
Now new details are emerging, with TMZ reporting Renner was ploughing the road near his home to get his family out after a snowstorm on New Year’s Eve.
A neighbour told the outlet the plough, a Snowcat, accidentally ran over one of the actor’s legs leading to major blood loss.
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It was then another neighbour, reportedly a doctor, who put a tourniquet on Renner’s legs to hold them in place until the arrival of paramedics.
A spokesperson for Renner confirmed the star was “in critical but stable condition” to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while ploughing snow earlier today,” they said.
“His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.”
The northern US region in which Nevada sits was hit by a snowstorm on New Year’s Eve, which saw 35,000 homes lose power. It has also resulted in the death of 60 people.
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After police arrived at the scene around 8pm on Sunday night, they impounded the Snowcat, which the actor has shown himself using on social media.
He shared photos and videos of the snowfall in Lake Tahoe, where his property lies.
“Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke,” the actor tweeted on December 13, revealing a fully submerged car among the snow.
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.
Renner, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards over his acting career, for his performances in The Hurt Locker and The Town, is a father to nine-year-old daughter Ava Renner.
He shares his daughter with his ex-wife, actress Sonni Pacheco. The pair were married from 2014 to 2015.
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