That must have been a heart pumping in the throat experience. Was just thinking also put your hazard lights on and hold the horn as you drive if possible.
I had brakes fail twice. I too was mentally prepared. At the second time I turned to my mom and said 'thats it for me not driving this anymore, we are getting a tow'. We did and had everything fixed.
Might I add that she left me that car in her will and I drive it everyday ahaha
I'le also add that she and I had a head on collision with a brick wall in a similiar car and we survived. Mercedes
Megga scary stuff. Take care, THK