Eli Kulp, chef and co-owner of acclaimed restaurants Fork and High Street on Market, was among those passengers injured in Tuesday night's devastating Amtrak derailment, according to a report from Philadelphia Business Journal. Kulp reportedly "sustained serious injuries" and is undergoing treatment, though his current condition remains undisclosed.
The train was carrying 238 passengers when it partially derailed in Philadelphia late on Tuesday, May 12, leaving at least seven people dead and more than 200 injured.
UPDATED 5/15: Though the nature of his injuries is still being kept private, a rep for Kulp has told Philly.com that the chef was initially admitted to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he underwent surgery, and has since been transferred for ongoing treatment. An accompanying statement attributed to Kulp expressed gratitude for the outpouring of "concern and support from my family, friends, and colleagues" and hinted at a potentially lengthy recovery. Read the full statement here.