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Stuck in reverse on a steering column 2001 ford escape automatic

I was at a redlight and pulled to far forward. I put it in reverse and backed up. when I went to put it back in drive it went limp and all the way to the lowest possible without any resistence. I immediately pulled it back to reverse where it froze in place and couldnt move it from that spot so I turned off the engine. Now it will not attempt to turn on. I am a recently unemployed person due to the company that I worked for filing chapter 7 and am seriously freaked. Any thoughts?

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