It took a while for the shock to settle in. But what really got me, wasn't the accident, or the damage to the car. It was that I lost complete control of it. Was it just normal hydroplaning? I was under the impression that hydroplaning would maybe take 1 or 2 seconds, not 3 or 4. Also, in the last 2 weeks, I noticed when I was first driving out from my parking spot and turned to the left, my wheel would act rather jerkily, but then it'll be okay for the rest of the drive. Has anyone else experienced this?
I'm worried that I've lost confidence in my car. Should I get a new car? If they check my steering system in the shop and pronounce it alright, should I trust them, and just go slower in the rain?
Sigh. I wish we had a subway system.
I'm glad I'm alright, my guardian angels were working extra hard today. I didn't hit anyone, and landed in a sidewalk not blocking the road, even if I was facing the wrong direction.
edit: I drive a 1998 Toyota Camry, my tires are 2 years or younger. And I was driving around 30ish mph, not sure. My car has about 140k miles on it.