When he was discharged, he said he was suffering from pains in his chest, which later got worse and he could not sleep. Following a consultation with his doctor, he was given an injection in his neck.
Jurors have heard from a woman bystander who saw Mr Melin fighting with Timothy Swanborough.
They went to the ground, where Swanborough alleg-edly kicked him three or four times to the back.
He then walked off back towards his car, but returned and while Mr Melin lay motionless, kicked him twice more.
Under cross-examination, Mr Melin denied he was angry and that he had gone to the other driver’s door and lunged at him. “There was no fight. I was knocked through the air. I didn’t know where he came from.”
Swanborough accepted that by kicking him twice, he had gone over the top in self-defence.
He denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and was acquitted of both charges.
The coach mechanic/driver said the Range Rover driver had tried to “bully” his way into a gap in front of him. When the other vehicle’s doors opened, he got out to see what was happening. He claimed Mr Melin came at him “shouting and screaming” and lunged at him.
They grabbed each other and he swung him to his left to protect himself, but lost his footing on the wet grass and they fell to the ground, he said.
As he got up, Swanborough said he might have kicked him, but it was unintentional.
He said: “I was absolutely shocked. It was unbelievable anything like this should happen on a treat night out. I am not an aggressive person.”
“I accept I overstepped the mark, but it was totally out of character.”
Judge Peter Henry adjourned sentence with all options to June 6.