February 03, 2021
By Pat Johnson
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer declared that on February 1, 2021, Michael Pillarella, 26, of Manahawkin, was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), and two counts of Assault by Automobile in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c(2), relative to a motor motor vehicle crash that occurred in Tiny Egg Harbor Township throughout the evening several hours of January 30, 2021. (Image Courtesy of Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business office)
Michael Pillarella, 26, of Manahawkin was arrested Feb. 1 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault by vehicle relative to a crash in Minor Egg Harbor Township that resulted in critical injuries to two juveniles.
At close to 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 30, officers from the Small Egg Harbor Police Division were called to the region of Radio Highway and Baltusrol Courtroom for a two-motor vehicle crash with really serious injuries. In accordance to an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Place of work Vehicular Homicide Device and Minimal Egg Harbor Police, Pillarella was driving north on Radio Highway when he unsuccessful to negotiate a curve in the roadway, crossed above the centerline and struck an oncoming 2006 Toyota XB traveling southbound on Radio Street.
The Toyota XB was operated by a juvenile, and there was also a juvenile passenger in the automobile. As a result of the crash, the two juveniles sustained really serious injuries and ended up subsequently airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where by they remain detailed in vital affliction.
Pillarella was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Clinical Center Trauma Heart in Atlantic Town for remedy of his injuries from the crash. A look for warrant was obtained for Pillarella’s blood laboratory effects stay pending. He was dealt with and unveiled from the hospital, and was to begin with issued motor motor vehicle summonses for reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
An ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business Vehicular Murder Device and Little Egg Harbor Law enforcement Division has resulted in the filing of added charges versus Pillarella for aggravated assault and assault by automobile – two counts as to just about every offense relating to both juvenile victims. He was taken into custody devoid of incident by officers from the Little Egg Harbor Law enforcement Section. He was processed at police headquarters, and transported to the Ocean County Jail, the place he stays lodged pending a detention hearing.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledges the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Very little Egg Harbor Township Law enforcement Division, New Jersey State Law enforcement and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their collaborative assistance in relationship with this investigation resulting in Pillarella’s arrest. —P.J.