There were 22 people injured and 17 taken to hospital after police say a pickup truck ran a red light and crashed with an accordion-style Rapibus in Gatineau during Thursday's rush hour.

Gatineau police said the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on de la Carrière Boulevard near the Galeries de Hull along the Rapibus corridor.

Gatineau Rapibus crash sends 20 to hospital

There were about 20 people taken to hospital after a pickup truck crashed with a Rapibus in Gatineau on April 24, 2014. (CBC)

A spokesman for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) said several ambulances were on site and 22 people were injured.

Seventeen people were taken to hospital, including the drivers of the bus and the truck. There were 90 people aboard the bus.

Police confirmed the truck ran the red light.

The driver will be fined $162 and lose three points off his diver's licence. 

Since the Rapibus service began in October 2013, there have been 15 crashes involving the buses and vehicles.