ABC News has released the teaser for Diane Sawyer‘s exclusive interview with Jeremy Renner, who opened up about his life-threatening snowplow accident.
The teaser is very insightful, emotional, and intriguing.
The “Mayor of Kingstown” star suffered eight broken ribs in 14 places, a broken right knee, a broken right ankle, a broken left leg tibia, a broken left ankle, a broken right clavicle, a broken right shoulder, a broken eye socket, jaw, and mandible, a collapsed lung, and other injuries.
Jeremy said he would do it again because the PistonBully snow plow was going right at his nephew.
The incident occurred on the morning of January 1st on a private road near Jeremy’s house in Reno, Nevada.
Jeremy towed his nephew’s truck, which was stuck in the snow, out of the driveway and onto the street.
Once in the street, the snowplow began “sliding sideways” then “it began to roll down the hill,” Jeremy told investigators.
He then jumped out of the snowcat.
According to the incident report, “Once he was off the PistenBully, he realized it was heading directly toward his nephew, so he decided to stop or divert the PistenBully.”
As he attempted to enter the snowplow’s cab and climb onto its moving track, he was “immediately pulled under the left side track.”
He was “completely crushed under the large snowcat” and had “extreme difficulty breathing” with “the right side of his chest… collapsed… upper torso crushed,” according to a 911 log obtained by CNN.
“The Pistenbully rolled over him and continued down the road,” according to the incident report.
“He lay on the ground and focused on his breathing while his nephew and others rendered aid to him until medical personnel arrived on the scene.
The incident report stated that Jeremy exited the PistenBully “without setting the emergency brake.”
The 911 call came in at approximately 8:42 AM:
Someone’s been run over by a snowcat. Hurry.
He’s been crushed. There’s a lot of blood over here. He is in rough shape.
‘Keep breathing, man. Keep fighting.
Hang in there, brother.’
You can hear Jeremy grunting in pain in the audio footage from the 7 tons of machinery bearing down on his body.
Jeremy’s will and fight to stay alive with the support of his family by his side is incredible, and his recovery from the numerous injuries he suffered is amazing.
He became emotional when Diane Sawyer asked him about using sign language to tell his family he was sorry when he wasn’t able to talk.
Jeremy said, “I’ve lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I’ve been refueled and refilled with love and titanium.”
Jeremy Renner is a real one! We wish him continued success in his remarkable recovery.
The full interview premiers on ABC on Thursday, April 6 at 10 PM EST.
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