Oh f.... moment.
Driving down the road Monday, 40mph in traffic and saw the light up ahead turn red. Probably 30-40 feet from the back of the car in front of me stopping. Stepped on the brakes, nothing. E-brake wasn't doing much and the car in front of me was getting close. Bounced the car off a curb into the empty lot to my right. Had to do a couple really hard downshifts and shut the car down. So glad I have a 5 speed (and AAA). Anyone else ever have this happen?