In this BBC report, it says:
Four-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher narrowly avoided being hit by a drone during an Alpine slalom race in Italy on Tuesday.
A similar phrase is used on a page containing a video of the incident. It seems to me that the skier could have been completely oblivious to the fact.
Is the choice of words here ("narrowly avoided") a bad one, given the fact that it seems it was more by luck than any avoiding maneauveres, even involuntary ones?