That was pretty terrorfying, Murf. But it is possible to get the car stopped if you keep a cool head. If that had happened in a construcion traffic jam, though, it would have been another story.
NeverMore, that was a lucky break. I was lucky because I was on an interstate, and there were no intersections, but just imagine, like you said, if there was a pedustrian in a cross walk, or if you were approaching a reilroad crossing, a freight train was comming th rough, and your breaks failed at that point.