Of course it is never too late to learn! I'm sure your instructor will be fine, but it rather depends on how fast you were going when he jumped from the car.
Help is at hand! Agony Aunt extraordinaire, Eunice Peaks, answers your letters and offers sound practical advice on family, relationships, work and container gardening - a problem shared is a problem halved!
"WE DISCOVER, WE GROW". Girl Guiding Association