I hit an oak tree head on a week after I got my license when I was sixteen and totalled the '86 Celebrity I was driving. A must have been drunk (as nobody really had cell phones, I had my dad's that was in a bag) driver came around a curve driving in my lane on a two lane road. I swerved to the right so I wouldn't hit him and accelerated to get out of the way - only half my car had dropped off the side of the road into a ditch, and I never let off the gas trying to pull it back out. Brake? WTH is that? :/
It happens. I'm glad that everyone involved was okay.