A follow up to a breaking news story we first brought you this morning. A Bend man is recovering in the hospital today after being struck by a county snowplow this morning. Bend Police Sgt. Greg Owens says the pedestrian, Scott Burch, 18, of Bend was walking westbound on Reed Market Road shortly before 7 a.m.
“Basically on the fog line by Larkspur Park. At that point there is very little shoulder, he was struck by behind by a county snowplow. My understanding is that he was wearing pretty much dark clothing and he couldn't see him until right before the accident; and because of traffic he couldn't really move over." As of late this morning, Burch was listed in "fair" condition at St. Charles Bend. Sgt. Owens says they are still investigating the accident to see who was at fault. The driver of the Deschutes County Road Department snow plow was identified as Bruce Schoenthal, 56 of Bend.