To make a long story short, I was going down a hill over some railroad tracks doing a pretty good speed, and when I was about to brake, I had my foot on the gas pedal. Yeah, go ahead and laugh if you want. It's a stupid mistake, but $$$$ happens. I ended up flooring the gas pedal and keeping it there. I knew I was going to fast, but it was like my brain shut off and I couldn't react, aka "panic attack".
For an instant, it was like time had stopped. It seemed like I couldn't see anything that was going on, and I couldn't remove my foot from the gas pedal. I don't remember anything that happened really, but before I could make sense of what was going on, I started to panic and lost control. The next thing I knew, I was in a ditch and hit a tree going considerably fast.
I'm fine, but the car isn't. The whole front end is totalled, and this just adds to all the problems I have to deal with in my life.
My dad's being really cool about the whole thing, and he's looking at the big picture. In time, the damage will be paid off, and his sons are okay.
But had it not been for some small dirt piles on the side of the road that slowed us down considerably, we would've actually flown into the tree and probably received horrible injuries or died.
I'm still in shock and very stressed out about this. I have no idea what we're gonna do now.