Former Alabama Gov. Riley released from hospital

July 8, 2011 - 6:44 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has been released from a Sarasota, Fla. hospital where he was recovering from injuries following a motorcycle wreck near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Riley's former chief of staff, Dave Stewart, said Riley was released Friday and would spend time recuperating at a family-owned condominium in the Sarasota area. Riley was in a hospital in Fairbanks until Monday, when he was transferred by a medical airplane to Sarasota.

Stewart said Riley was released from the hospital with instructions from doctors to rest while recuperating with family members at the condominium.

The 66-year-old Riley was on a cross-country motorcycle trip when he was injured June 26 in an accident on a road north of Fairbanks when he had to put the motorcycle down to avoid losing control.