A MAN who was knocked over by a motorist has blasted the police for dropping the case.
The Ellesmere Port resident, who does not want to be named, was knocked to the ground as he walked along Whitby Road, rendering him unconscious and leaving him bruised and battered.
But after investigating the collision, Cheshire police told him they were taking no action against the motorist.
This has left the victim, who could now pursue a civil case, very angry.
He said: 'I find it hard to understand that when a motorist is caught exceeding the speed limit by two or three miles per hour they receive a fine and points on their licence, but when a car crosses a pavement and knocks a person over, causing injury, the police take no action.'
The man was walking along Whitby Road between Enfield Road and Heathfield Road at 8.15pm on Monday, March 22.
He explained: 'A car came from one of the bank car parks on to the pavement and knocked me over. When I came round, I found myself lying in the road.
'I then tried to stand up but fell over. People helped me to my feet. A female voice was on a mobile phone asking for an ambulance.
'It caused me some discomfort and pain - broken glasses, black eye, scrapes and bruises, torn ligaments in my right knee, sleepless nights and headaches.'
On Thursday, April 15, he received a letter from Cheshire Constabulary's traffic management department.
It read: 'Careful consideration has been given to the circumstances surrounding the collision and, with the evidence available, no further action will be taken by the police in this matter.'
The letter added: 'You are at liberty to pursue your own civil case.'
The victim said: 'There was no supporting letter to explain why this decision was taken. The police have not made any contact with me, so the only evidence they have must have been given is by the driver of the car.'