A 360 or two, huh? Then bang. Oh dear. Yes, always carry a loaded camera, digital or film it don't matter.
In an accident, that little companion will be an extremely useful device to have around. One recent nasty accident here in country Victoria (Australia) saw the front seat passenger decapitated after the guardrail jacked up through the windscreen and — — —! Moral: Just be grateful you're still around and put the psychological shock behind you.