Jeremy Renner, a popular actor in The Avengers series, also known for his roles in The Hurt Locker, Wind River, and The Town, was injured in a snowplow accident which has landed him in the hospital in critical condition.
From CBS News:
Movie star Jeremy Renner, known for his role as Hawkeye in several Marvel blockbusters, was in critical but stable condition following an accident, his representative confirmed to CBS News. Renner had been plowing snow when he suffered serious injuries, representative Sam Mast said.
"We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today," Renner's representative said, confirming that the accident took place in the Reno, Nevada area.
"His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care," Mast added.
This is absolutely terrifying.
A freak accident while plowing snow in your driveway, to be nearly killed in your own home, is just horrible.
Here's some video showing the massive plow that Renner uses:
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Renner was injured was flown to a local hospital after suffering a "traumatic" injury. He was the only person involved, and the sheriff's office is investigating...
Renner owns property near Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, an area near Reno, Nevada that has been hit by winter storms, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He recently posted on social media about severe weather conditions in the area around Lake Tahoe, which borders California and Nevada and is a world-renowned skiing destination.
On December 13, Renner tweeted a photo of a car buried by snow with the caption "Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke.
No joke, indeed.
Here's hoping that Renner has a full recovery after a terrifying accident.