Jeremy Renner’s horrific snowplow mishap occurred while the “Avengers” star was acting as a good Samaritan to a stranded motorist, the mayor of Reno, Nev., has revealed.
“He was helping someone stranded in the snow,” Mayor Hillary Schieve told the Reno-Gazette Journal. “He is always helping others.”
During a Monday night interview, Schieve said she was friends with Renner — who has a home in Washoe County, which covers Reno — and described him as an unsung, real-life hero who supports many local charities.
“He’s always calling and saying, ‘Hey mayor, what do you need?’” she said.
“There are a few times he’ll post about what he has done or donated toys, but most of it you would never know he is doing.”
Renner, 51, was in critical but stable condition Tuesday following surgery for injuries sustained when his massive, tread-operated PistenBully snowplow ran over him around 9 a.m. Sunday near Mt. Rose Highway.
In a statement Monday, a spokesperson for the actor said that he’d “suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in the freak accident.
Renner had reportedly been plowing a pathway on his property after a storm dumped at least 3 feet of snow on the area.
A neighbor said Renner “likes to do that type of stuff.”
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