Jeremy Renner’s Heartbreaking Accident


Emily Eigenbrode

Jeremy Renner was hospitalized after a snow plow incident on January 1 


On Sunday, January 1, 2023, Jeremy Renner was hospitalized in Reno, Nevada due to a snow plow incident that almost cost him his life. 


According to a local news release, “At approximately 9:00 am on January 1, 2023, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traumatic injury in the area of Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada,” 


Renner had blunt force trauma and several orthopedic injuries. According to Mayor Hillary Schieve, who is a friend of Renner’s, the actor had gotten out of his snowplow to help someone in a stranded car when he was run over by his own vehicle. “He was helping someone stranded in the snow,” Schieve said. “He is always helping others.” This was near his home on the Mt. Rose Highway, 25 minutes from downtown Reno. Renner is widely known as someone who is always willing to help someone. On several occasions, he has asked the mayor if he needs anything or any help within the city. He also often donates toys to local charities and is an overall really nice guy. 


According to TMZ, the plow ran over his legs and other parts of his body when the incident occurred, which caused him to lose a lot of blood. Thankfully, a neighbor was there, who was also a doctor, and placed a tourniquet on his leg until the paramedics arrived. The snow plow shouldn’t have been able to run over his body by itself, which turned this case into an active crime scene. The snowplow has now been impounded because of the accident. It was also potentially thought that he was intoxicated. But it soon became clear that he was not intoxicated during the accident. 


Soon after paramedics arrived, Renner was airlifted to a nearby hospital that is giving him excellent care. He has undergone 2 surgeries and seems to be making decent progress, however, he remains in the ICU. “His injuries are extensive,” his publicist told CNN. “As of now, we can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today,” Sam Mast told CNN in a statement. “His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.” Renner was the only person involved in the accident, officials said.


On January 3, Renner posted a selfie on Instagram with him in the hospital bed. He thanked his fans for their support and thanked them for their “kind words.” From the picture, we could tell he was still on oxygen and his face was pretty badly beaten. 


The Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam believes that there was no foul play suspected. According to Balaam, “Mr. Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully, or snowcat—an extremely large piece of snow-removal equipment weighing at least 14,330 pounds—in an effort to get his vehicle moving. After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to his family member. At this point, it is observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver’s seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it’s at this point that Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully.”


Tributes have poured in from celebrities, friends, family, and fans which have helped the actor get through tough times. Renner is expected to get better, but it will be a long road to recovery. We hope you get better soon, Jeremy Renner!!!