Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, 66, suffered seven broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a punctured lung in a motorcycle accident in Alaska on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
The former governor’s son Rob Riley received a call from his father late Sunday night. He was calling from the emergency room of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for his injuries.
The former governor was riding on gravel when it started to rain. He was heading towards a paved road about a mile away when his tires hit a slick spot. Riley had to lay the motorcycle down to avoid losing control.
Riley was originally listed as critical, but his condition has since stabilized and his outlook is favorable. He is now listed in fair condition and is currently in intensive care. According to the hospital, his injuries are serious but not life-threatening. Hospital authorities report that Riley is expected to make a complete recovery.
Bob Riley left office in January 2011, after two terms as governor with a goal to ride his motorcycle north to Alaska and return. The former governor plans to return to Alabama when he is cleared to travel.
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