At the beginning of this year, Jeremy Renner was involved in a horrific snowplow accident that nearly took his life. However, the famous actor gave an update to fans regarding his recovery, stating that he is taking his “new” body for a “test drive.”
“I’ve decided to push through the pain of progress (this damn shattered tibia) and take the new parts for a tiny test drive,” he said in the caption of a social media post. “The body is miraculous…. Even though I feel like the Tin Man, needing oil for all my new joints (hips, knees, ankles, tibia etc ),” he said. “Encouraged after this warm up to press on (don’t tell my PT).”
Renner informed fans that he is experiencing “lower pain levels” and taking all necessary measures to recover from his accident fully. “Lower pain levels mark great progress…” he shared on social media. “Making recovery and surpassing goals a daily habit!”
The accident occurred in January on New Year’s Day near that actor’s Lake Tahoe home in California. Renner was on a snow-covered road, attempting to help his nephew dislodge a tuck immobilized by the weather. Renner was operating a massive Pistenbully, which can weigh over 14,000 pounds. The actor got out of the machine to check on his nephew when the giant snowplow continued to move, barreling down the road toward his nephew. Renner reportedly tried to jump back in the Pistenbully to stop it when he got caught in the tread and pulled under the massive vehicle. The American Tribune reported:
According to the report, what happened was Renner parked the snowplow to deal with the situation but forgot to engage the emergency brake on it. As a result, it started sliding downhill toward his nephew. The machine weighs nearly a ton, so it could have crushed the nephew had Renner not intervened to try and stop it.
He did so by stepping on the track of the snow plow, trying to redirect it or bring it to a halt, as the track must be stepped on to get into the machine.
Unfortunately, when he stepped on the track to climb in, he got pulled under it and “suffered injuries to his torso, extremities, face and head,” according to the Washoe Sheriff’s Office report.
Following the accident, Renner said, “One thing I thought about once I was clear enough – this was still while I was on the ground before the ambulance even got there – was what my experience was like, but then I had to think about Alex’s because Alex was there during the entire time, I mean he had to see his Uncle Jeremy on the ground. I didn’t see any of this stuff. the blood everywhere, and the thing and the eye, all this stuff, and I had to consider what his perspective was, and then that kept happening with everyone’s perspective throughout this entire ordeal. It’s pretty harrowing to really take the time to consider someone else’s perspective.”
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