A snowplow accident near Lake Tahoe injured Jeremy Renner while he was helping a motorist.
According to ABC News, the city's mayor, Hillary Schieve, confirmed that on New Year's Day, the Marvel star was struck by his own vehicle while attempting to free a stranded car outside his home.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Ms. Schieve told the outlet: "He was helping someone stranded in the snow."
According to Ms. Schieve, she and the actor were friends and she was informed about the accident shortly after it occurred on Sunday morning.
She added: "He is always helping others."
The actor was airlifted from his home and transported to Reno Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
According to a representative who spoke to Deadline, "We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd 2023."
"Jeremy's family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families.
"They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."
Currently, the actor is recovering in the intensive care unit.
On January 4th, the 51-year-old actor took to social media to thank his fans for their overwhelming support.
Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, received well wishes from his fellow Marvel colleagues.
Taika Waititi left a comment on the post:
Actor Mark Ruffalo shared the following on his Instagram story: "Prayers up for our brother on a full and speedy recovery. Please send healing goodness his way."
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office confirmed that over the weekend, they responded to a report of a traumatic injury in the area of Mt Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada.
The Sheriff's Office reported that a powerful winter storm had dumped over two feet of snow in the area on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
They also added that Renner was the only party injured in the incident on Mt Rose Highway and that the investigation team would continue to look into the circumstances of the accident.