A Hinesburg man is recovering from broken bones after he hit a bear while riding a motorcycle on Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury.

The state police says that 52-year-old Neale Gow was southbound on Route 100 at about 6 p.m. Sunday when the bear moved into the road on front of him.

Gow was thrown from his motorcycle. He was hospitalized with broken bones.

There is no word on the condition of the bear.