Listen, we feel really bad for Chicagoland doctor Lanny Wilson. He lost his 14-year-old daughter to a Metra train collision while his son was trying to get her to a rehearsal on time and ignored the lights. And now he's campaigning to have the scene in Cars where Lightning McQueen just barely beats a train across the tracks deleted from the DVD release. From the Chicago Tribune:
"It's a red car approaching the railroad crossing and I thought, 'Oh no, please don't do what I think you're going to do,'" said Wilson, noting that the car Luke was driving also was red."
So what's next, Dr. Wilson? Suing Owen Wilson for taking a role in which he plays a cartoon car that jumps a set of tracks in front of a cartoon train and has a brother named Luke? Seriously, man. We're genuinely sorry for your trauma, and we're glad that you've used it to promote positive safety measures. But jeez...just let this one go.
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