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Riley continues to improve after motorcycle crash

Source: Gov. Bob Riley in a Facebook photo dated from 2007. Source: Gov. Bob Riley in a Facebook photo dated from 2007.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley's condition continues to improve as he recovers in a Fairbanks, Alaska hospital after being injured in a motorcycle accident.

A spokeswoman for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Lisa Johnson, said Thursday that the former governor's condition has been upgraded from fair to good. She said Riley's vital signs were stable and that he was "conscious and comfortable."

She said Riley's outlook for recovery was considered "good or excellent."

Riley was injured Sunday afternoon in an accident in the rain on a dirt and gravel road near Fairbanks.

The 66-year-old former governor was on a long planned cross-country motorcycle trip from his hometown, Ashland, to Alaska.

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