Four-time World Cup champion skier Marcel Hirscher was doing his thing in a slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy today, minding his own business, when he was almost smoked by a news drone.

ā€œThis is horrible,ā€ Hirscher, who finished second, told ESPN. ā€œThis can never happen again. This can be a serious injury.ā€

No word yet on why the drone fell. In 2014, an athlete in an Australian triathlon was injured when a hacked drone smashed into her face. In this incident, Hirscher avoided a collision, but itā€™s a reminder that itā€™s a bad idea to fly drones over sporting events.

[ESPN]

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