American actor Jeremy Renner has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries after a snow plowing accident at his home in Nevada on New Years Day. The 51-year old remains in a “critical but stable condition”, said a spokesperson for the actor.

“We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today,” a spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter on Sunday night, New Years Day.

“His family is with him and he is receiving excellent care.”

Deadline first reported that Renner was airlifted to hospital from his home in Nevada, where he owns a ranch above Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains – a region that was battered by a winter storm on New Year’s Eve.

Local officials said the actor suffered a “traumatic injury” while plowing snow with his Snowcat machine, but it has since been reported via TMZ that, according to eyewitnesses, the machine allegedly ran over one of Renner’s legs, causing him to lose a considerable amount of blood from the injury.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said via a statement that it “responded to a traumatic injury in the area of Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada” on Sunday morning at 9am. Renner was the only involved party in the incident, which was being investigated by the local police.

The Hollywood star, who is best known for his role as superhero Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, in the Marvel Avengers films, has also been nominated for two Academy Awards during his acting career for his performances in The Hurt Locker and The Town.

Renner will next appear in the second season of the Paramount+ crime drama, Mayor of Kingstown, which will air its second season on January 15.