In his first message to social media following his New Year’s Day snow plowing accident, “Hawkeye” star Jeremy Renner thanked supporters for their “warm sentiments.”
Renner thanked everyone for their kind words in a brief Instagram post where he also posted a photo showing minor face injuries. ” I’m (sic) too confused right now to type. But I send you all my love.
Earlier on Tuesday, Renner’s spokeswoman, Samantha Mast, gave more details about the incident that put him in the hospital, stating that Renner was clearing driveways close to his Nevada home at the time of the accident.
On Sunday, Renner was clearing snow from a driveway so that his family could leave his house after they had all celebrated the holidays together, according to his spokesman. When the incident happened, Renner had family members with him.
According to a fresh statement by Mast on Tuesday night, Jeremy is making good progress and is awake, speaking, and in good spirits. He is still critically ill but stable in the ICU. The outpouring of love and support has left him speechless. While he recovers with his close family, please keep the family in your prayers.
“A Terrible Accident”
According to Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam, during a press conference on Tuesday, officials received a 911 call about an accident on Mount Rose Highway on Sunday at 8:55 am PT involving a snowcat and a person.
Although it wasn’t snowing at the time of the accident, Mount Rose Highway was blocked because of “extreme winter weather,” and there was the snow that hadn’t yet been cleared, according to Balaam. He added that there were also between 13 and 20 abandoned cars on the route that were challenging to avoid.
Emergency medical services were on the scene helping Renner when the first sheriff’s department unit arrived at 9:30 am PT, according to Balaam.
Balaam claimed that Renner was struck by his snowcat when it began to roll away while Renner was not in the driver’s seat. To get back into the snowcat, he was hurt.
According to Balaam, Renner had been using his snowcat to clear snow from around his car at the time of the accident.
According to Balaam, the occurrence was “a sad accident,” and the authorities do not think Renner was drunk.
Renner suffered “blunt chest damage and orthopedic injuries,” according to a spokeswoman for him who previously talked to CNN.
A source close to the actor informed CNN that the 51-year-old had already undergone two surgeries to address his wounds.
On Tuesday, Balaam said that when emergency personnel got to the scene, Renner was awake and conversing with them.
When Renner was hurt, his neighbors gave assistance and offered towels while they awaited emergency personnel, Balaam continued.
According to an earlier news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the actor was the only person involved in the accident.
At 9:37 am PT, a helicopter touched down near the highway; at 9:56 am PT, Renner was flown to a hospital in the Reno region, according to Balaam.
Renner’s snowcat is currently in the custody of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, which is inspecting it to “rule out any potential mechanical breakdown,” a typical step in an inquiry involving such serious injuries, according to Balaam.
According to Balaam, Renner was permitted to drive the snowcat because he was on a private road used by his neighbors and not maintained by the county.
Balaam said, “He was being a terrific neighbor, and he was plowing those roads for his neighbor.”
Balaam claims that the authorities are not concerned about any misconduct.
Western Nevada was covered with snow in some places at the time of the accident. According to the National Weather Service in Reno, between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the Reno area received 6 to 12 inches of snow at elevations below 5,000 feet and up to 18 inches at higher elevations.
On his verified social media accounts, Renner has already uploaded a number of videos and images of himself in snowy settings, including a recent Instagram video in which the actor can be seen trying to operate a snowplow.
As the actor remained in the hospital, Renner’s family issued a statement Monday evening praising medical professionals and emergency personnel.
“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the great doctors and nurses caring for him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve, and the Carano and Murdock families,” said a statement from his spokeswoman. They are also incredibly moved and grateful for the love and support that his fans have shown.
Renner is well known for playing Hawkeye in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe films. He now plays in the Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown.”
On Monday, Renner’s “Avengers” co-star Mark Ruffalo made a request for prayers.
On his Instagram stories, Ruffalo wrote, “Prayers up for our brother @jeremyrenner on a full and rapid recovery.” “Please send him healing energy.”
California native Jeremy Renner, who was born in Modesto, is renowned for going above and beyond to help communities and has consistently shown that he has a kind heart.
The 51-year-old is set to participate in the four-part Disney+ series Rennervations, in which the actor tries to help local communities by reimagining special purpose-built vehicles to suit the needs of the region.
Renner’s full and speedy recovery is our sincere wish!