Definitely lucked out as far as no accident...I usually actually use the brakes on this car...expecting them to work when needed. When they went out I was driving easy and used the poor emergency brake to get it home a couple of blocks.
I'll go thru the lines and replace anything questionable.
2003 2dr ZX3 2.0 L Zetec auto 205/50/16s
...and I am unanimous in that position.