“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” The sentiments of this brief yet poignant line from 1993 film “A Bronx Tale” serves as a reminder to live life to the fullest each and every day, and puts the death of 19-year-old Emma Albritton into a sobering perspective.
Albritton was driving with 18-year-old George Meyer III in a 2022 Tesla on October 18 when their car was struck by a 2017 Chrysler minivan occupied by Tom Trowbridge (70) and Debbie Trowbridge (73) as it turned left onto Northwest 14th Street. Meyer III, and the Trowbridges were also killed in the incident.
With a community shaken and grief hanging over the area, people are taking steps to bring some closure to a harrowing event.
Albritton brought a refreshing zest and passion to life and was a jill of many trades, so to speak. She was an integral player on her varsity volleyball team, and loved passing down her knowledge of the sport to other players.
“It’s still setting in, you know, that we won’t see her walk through the door or hear her laughter in the hallway with her sister,” said Eric Albritton, Emma’s father. Via WPTV.com
Emma Albritton was in her second year of college, hoping to become a physical therapist one day. She’s fondly remembered as a talented athlete and a former dedicated student at Liberty Baptist Church and Academy.
“She was full of energy, caring to others, and showed tremendous leadership abilities,” Liberty communicated in a post after the accident. Via TCPALM.com.
Emma’s mother, Tanya Albritton asks anyone who would like to make a donation in Emma’s name, instead of flowers, to donate to one of the following causes Emma was passionate about:
- Her church, Martin County Baptist has a building fund. Donate online: https://www.martincountybaptist.com/
- She cared very much about children in foster care. Donate to Hands and Feet (www.handsandfeetfl.com – supports abused and neglected children entering foster care in South Florida) or Neighbor to Family, Inc (www.neighbortofamily.org – foster care that keeps siblings together, serves children and families in crises)
- She was passionate about stopping domestic violence. Donate to: https://safespacefl.org/
There aren’t many words available to describe the heartbreak of this event, and the attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath stand with the community during this difficult period. We can be reached at (561) 655-1990 in case you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident.