New year’s day, actor jeremy renner was seriously injured in a snow plough accident. renner was airlifted to hospital and suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries. he was joined in his recovery by an outpouring of support from his marvel co-stars and other celebrities, including chris evans, chris pratt, paul bettany, vanessa hudgens, heidi klum, orlando bloom, jimmy fallon and chris hemsworth. taika waititi simply said “my brother i love you.”
Incident occurred after a new year storm left around 3ft of fresh snowfall on the ground. renner was helping a family member who was stuck in the snow near his house, prompting him to use his snow plough to successfully tow the car free. the pistenbully, which weighs at least 14,330lb, was the vehicle involved in the accident and ran over renner. an eyewitness reported seeing renner entering the pistenbully and not seeing him again until the pistenbully came to a rest in a pile of snow in front of his driveway.
Has been described as a “great neighbour” who has made a “tremendous impact” on his community by using his snow plough to clear local roads. he is best known for his role as clint barton/hawkeye in the marvel cinematic universe and has been nominated for an academy award for his roles in the hurt locker and the town. renner expressed his gratitude in an instagram post, writing: “thank you all for your kind words. i’m too messed up now to type. but i send love to you all.”