GREENVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina say a piece of farm equipment broke off and flew through the windshield of a pickup truck following a collision on a local highway, leaving the driver hospitalized in critical condition and facing charges.

WITN in Greenville reports ( the N.C. Highway Patrol said 60-year-old Thomas Wilson was headed south in his truck on N.C. Highway 11 behind a crop sprayer when he struck the equipment. A piece of the sprayer fell off and crashed through the truck’s windshield. The extent of Wilson’s injuries weren’t immediately known.

Wilson was charged by state troopers with failure to reduce speed following Tuesday’s crash south of Bethel in Pitt County

Information from: WITN-TV,