Published: Jul 05, 2011 9:53 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 05, 2011 8:54 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is still recovering from injuries suffered last week in a motorcycle crash in Alaska, but now he's closer to home.

Riley was flown overnight on a medical air transport plane from Fairbanks, Alaska to Sarasota, Fla., and was admitted Tuesday morning to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

The former governor's son, Rob Riley, said his father was resting comfortably in a private room and is expected to be released in a few days. The former governor and his wife, Patsy, own a condominium in Sarasota and plan to stay there while he continues to recover from the June 26 accident.

Riley was injured when he had to put his motorcycle down to avoid losing control. The 66-year-old former governor was on a long-planned cross-country motorcycle trip.

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