Turns out Avengers star Jeremy Renner is a real-life superhero.
Renner, who was severely injured in a snowplow accident on Jan. 1, was reportedly hurt when he tried to save his adult nephew from being crushed by a seven-ton PistenBully snowcat.
According to a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office report obtained by CNN, Renner, 52, was using the snowplow to pull his nephew’s car out from heavy snow at his Reno, Nev., home.
When the vehicle, which runs on a track, began “sliding sideways,” Renner exited the snowplow without initiating the parking brake, officials wrote.
“He feared the Pistenbully was going to hit (his nephew), so he decided to attempt to stop or divert the Pistenbully,” read the report released Friday.