MONTGOMERY, AL. (WRCB)-- Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley is in an Alaskan hospital after crashing his motorcycle.

Riley was on a long-planned cross-country motorcycle trip from Alabama to Alaska.

He crashed near Fairbanks on a dirt and gravel road.

His former Chief of Staff says it was raining and the former governor, quote, "had to lay the motorcycle down" to avoid losing control.

Riley has several broken bones and a punctured lung.

But his Chief of Staff says former governor Riley is expected to make a full recovery.