Ex-city councilman suffers apparent heart attack

car hits house

April 15, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A former Baltimore councilman and member of one of the city's most politically influential families suffered an apparent heart attack while driving in Northeast Baltimore yesterday morning, ran off a road, crossed an apartment complex parking lot and crashed into a house, police said.

Martin E. "Mike" Curran, 64, of the 3700 block of Echodale Ave. was in critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital, police said.

Police said Curran was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo north on Old Harford Road about 10 a.m. when he slumped over the wheel and lost control near Northern Parkway.

Police said the car struck a house in the 6700 block of Old Harford Road. Investigators were unable to say what type of injuries Curran suffered. No other cars were involved in the accident.

The Curran family has been a power in Democratic politics in Northeast Baltimore for decades. From 1977 to 1995, Mike Curran -- the younger brother of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. -- held the 3rd Councilmanic District seat that was his father's, J. Joseph Curran Sr., and is now his younger brother's, Robert Curran.

Pub Date: 4/15/99

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