Both lanes of Highway 51 were shut down for nearly an hour around 8:30 a.m. Thursday north of Slidell after a motorcycle slid off the road trying to avoid an oncoming 18-wheeler.
Barbara Larock Schofield 47 of Granbury clipped her riding partners bike, Larry Wynn of Weatherford, when Lynn slowed down in front of her.
According to state trooper Jeff Johnson, Schofield lost control of her motorcycle when she hit the back of Wynn’s motorcycle and then came to a stop a few yards from the 18-wheeler.
Jesse Shaffer, the driver of the oversize load hauling a nose section for a C-117, was attempting to pass a bridge in front of the two riders, where he was taking up both lanes of traffic.
Schofield was transported to Denton Regional Hospital with a broken leg.
Texas Department of Public Safety, Wise County Medics and Slidell-Greenwood Fire Department all responded to the wreck.