Jeremy Renner was airlifted to hospital after a horror accident (Picture: Instagram)
Jeremy Renner was trying to save his nephew from getting hit when he was crushed by his snow plow, it has been revealed.
The Marvel actor was airlifted to hospital on New Year’s Day and was revealed to have broken more than 30 bones in the incident.
New details have emerged about the horror accident, including a description of the moment the 52-year-old was ‘pulled under’ the machine.
According to the Nevada sheriff’s office incident report, obtained by CNN, he used the Snowcat to pull his nephew’s truck out of the snow, but the parking brake was ‘not engaged’.
After he was able to tow the vehicle, the plow began ‘sliding sideways’ and started to ‘roll down the hill’, at which point Jeremy told investigators that he jumped off the machine.
‘Once he was off the Pistenbully, he realized it was heading directly toward [his nephew],’ the report continued. ‘He feared the Pistenbully was going to hit (his nephew), so he decided to attempt to stop or divert the Pistenbully.’
The Marvel star has been sharing updates from his hospital bed (Picture: Instagram)
Jeremy posted glimpses of his snow covered ‘happy place’ on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)
To do this, Jeremy is thought to have climbed onto the moving track of the plow, but was ‘immediately pulled under the left side track’.
‘The Pistenbully rolled over him and continued down the road,’ the documents said, explaining that he lay on the ground and tried to focus on his breathing while those around him helped until medical professionals arrived.
‘Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward,’ the records concluded. ‘When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to [his nephew], he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over.’
It also noted that the brake indicator light inside the Snowcat’s cab was not functioning, and ‘mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident’.
Jeremy broke more than 30 bones in the ordeal (Picture: Reuters)
Jeremy had been recovering at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, and returned home after two weeks.
He has been sharing updates on social media throughout his recuperation, including a recent glimpse into his treatment.
Taking to Instagram with a video from his hospital bed, he wrote: ‘Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new year…. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love.