According to the partially redacted report, Renner used the snowcat, which runs on a track, to pull his nephew’s truck out of the snow. The parking brake was not engaged and the vehicle started sliding sideways.
“The Pistenbully snow groomer began sliding causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” the report states. “Once he was off the Pistenbully, he realized it was heading directly toward (his nephew). He feared the Pistenbully was going to hit (his nephew), so he decided to attempt to stop or divert the Pistenbully.”
The report continues, “Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward. 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.”
The report notes that the brake indicator light inside the cab was not working and “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident.” Impairment was not believed to be a factor.
“The Pistenbully rolled over him and continued down the road,” the report states. “He laid on the ground and focused on his breathing while (his nephew and others) rendered aid to him until medical personnel arrived on scene.”
Renner was then airlifted to a hospital. He underwent two surgeries and was treated in the intensive care unit. He broke at least 30 bones.
He shared his first Instagram update just two days later and has continued to share updates during his treatment. His sister, Kym Renner, told PEOPLE that he is “crushing all the progress goals. We couldn’t feel more positive about the road ahead.”
Renner’s newest venture, “RENNERVATIONS,” is set to debut on Disney+ sometime this year. He is executive producing the show, along with Rory Millikin, Romilda De Luca, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, and Patrick Costello.
Behind the big screen, Renner is a construction aficionado. He is heavily invested in the highly creative fabricator culture that exists across the globe and hopes to change lives with these skills and inspire others to do the same.