The trial has begun for a Lakeshore OPP officer charged with dangerous driving after a crash involving a police cruiser.

The incident involving OPP Const. Jamie Porto took place around 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2014 in St. Joachim.

The SIU report says an officer in an OPP cruiser travelling on County Road 42 collided with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of northbound County Road 31.

The driver of the civilian vehicle sustained serious injuries, including a cracked rib, the court heard Tuesday.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Porto is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

The trial will continue in Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, with the defence expected to start on Thursday.

CTV’s Michelle Maluske has details from court on Tuesday: