ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (CBS) — An Elk Grove Village police officer was seriously hurt in an accident Monday night and now police are asking for help in locating the two motorcyclists he was attempting to stop when the accident happened.

The accident actually happened in Schaumburg when the Elk Grove Village police officer crashed his motorcycle on northbound Martingale Road.

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“The officer was attempting to stop two motorcycles” said Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl. “And in the course of trying to stop these motorcycles, somehow the officer lost control of his motorcycle, at which time the officer crashed.”

Nebl says the two motorcyclists left the scene, heading north into Schaumburg.

He says witnesses describe the motorcycles as “high performance” – sleek and built for speed.

Nebl says the motorcycles are dark-colored and he says both riders wore dark leather jackets and one wore a distinctive helmet with a “mohawk” on top.

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