Jeremy Renner was crushed by a snowplow while trying to save his nephew.
As per an incident report released by the Nevada sheriff’s office, the Avengers star forgot to activate the emergency brake, due to which it started sliding sideways after he used it to pull the truck of his nephew out of the snow.
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began sliding causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” reported CNN.
Despite the snow plow’s mechanical issues, it is believed that the vehicle would have stayed put if Renner had pulled the parking brake.
“When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to [his nephew], he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over.”
It also noted that the brake indicator light was not working and “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident.”
Renner was rushed to a trauma center after suffering the accident, where he underwent multiple surgeries.