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Cab spins out of control, crashes into Bronx storefront

A 61-year-old woman died after a livery cab driver lost control and the car plowed her through a Bronx storefront Thursday, cops and witnesses said.

Carmen Ahmed just stepped out of Cee & Cee Department Store on E. Fordham Road and Bainbridge Ave. when the car, trying to make a turn at the intersection, slammed into her about 2:45 p.m., cops and witnesses said.

“She screamed when she saw the car,” said witness Sergio Mendez, 60, who works at an electronic store across the street.

“She was thrown backwards through the glass,” he said. “I just heard people screaming and yelling. It was terrible.”

Emergency workers rushed to the scene and freed Ahmed, who was pinned under the car after the crash, authorities and witnesses said.

“There was glass everywhere,” said Luis Perez, 38. “People were running from all directions to help.”

Six others were also injured – a 50-year-old man and 4-year-old girl who were in the car’s backseat; three customers inside the store, ages 35, 40 and 47; and the 46-year-old driver – cops said.

All of the victims were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where Ahmed died later. [NYDailyNews]

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