Then, when I was almost to the bus stop, I almost got into an accident. I was going straight through an intersection and as I entered the intersection I noticed that the cars in front of me were slowing down. I put on my breaks, but then I realized that they were REALLY slowing down. I slammed on my breaks to avoid hitting them, and right then I found out why they were going slow: there was a patch of black ice on the road. When I hit the ice, I fish-tailed and my front end went into the lane next to me. I thought that one of two things were going to happen; 1) I would slide into the cars in front of me that had slowed down, or 2) I would get hit by a car beside me or behind me.
But I was really lucky! The cars in front of me sped back up after they got past the ice, so I didn't hit them. There was no one behind me. And the car in the lane next to me saw what was going on and avoided me. Also, I got my car under control pretty quickly. But it was still scary. Instead of ending up perfectly fine like this:
I could have ended up like this: