A YOUNG woman whose car was written off during an alleged hit-and-run has been told police believe they have traced the other driver.

Lauren Rushton was driving eastbound on the A590 at Lindal on Thursday at around 5.30pm after working in Barrow.

She was sat in stationary traffic in her black Volkswagen Fox near to the junction with Railway Terrace when a car smashed into the back of her.

The woman was left in shock and screaming after the other motorist allegedly then fled the scene without checking if she was ok.

“It was so busy, all the cars had ground to a halt," she said.

“I had been stationary for a while when a car suddenly hit me full force from the back.

“I didn’t hear brakes or anything so the driver must’ve been going quite fast. He then pulled up alongside me then drove off.

"I couldn’t believe he didn’t stop to make sure I was okay.”

Police launched an appeal for witnesses and Miss Rushton was contacted by officers on Sunday night who gave her an update.

"They said they think they've found the guy but he's apparently claiming I didn't stop in time," she said.

"Even though I was sitting stationary, in a traffic jam, for at least 30 seconds.

"He went into the back of me and then he took off."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.