New details have emerged in Jeremy RennerHorrific snowplow accident … police say they were actually trying to save a family member when the snowcat’s vehicle crushed them, and there are signs the machine was malfunctioning bad
The ‘Hawkeye’ star was trying to stop the vehicle from skidding and hitting his eldest grandson on January 1 – according to the redacted police report, obtained by CNN …noting that the emergency brake was not engaged when he began to skid.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says the brake would have kept the machine from moving … but the brake indicator light in the vehicle’s cab was not working — indicating mechanical problems may have also be a factor.
The report says Renner would have had to climb directly onto the plow’s moving track to get back into the cab, which is when police say he was “suddenly pulled under” by the machine as it continued down the road.
He says the actor focused on breathing after he collapsed while his grandson helped him until medical professionals arrived. The report also says that drugs or alcohol have been ruled out as a factor.
ICYMI – Renner gave fans an update over the weekend, saying that he broke 30 bones during the frightening ordeal, but added that “they grow stronger, as the love and bond with family and friends deepens.”