Don't give up.
This is exactly what the driver did who hit me - insinuated in his statement that the whole thing was my fault, when it clearly wasn't.
Were there witnesses? If there were no witnesses his statement has no leg to stand on. If there is no criminal action against him, then get a remedy in the civil courts instead.
Look in the yellow pages, and find a local law firm which specialises in accident law, book an appointment, and go and explain your case, they will give you an idea if you have a strong enough one to call the bluff, and if they act on your behalf.
The first half hour is usually free, Its worth a go !
That would be a great shame BJB, I know you still do a fair bit of riding, but maybe if you started coming out of a Saturday morning again. Bit of company, bit of banter, getting lost every now and then...