A man is seriously injured after becoming trapped under a car at a circus event in Canterbury.

Emergency services were called to Wylie Park in Kaiapoi just after 2pm.

The 70-year-old man was stuck under a four-wheel-drive according to Fairfax.

He has since been freed and transported to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition.

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Circus event Cirque Grande is being held at Wylie Park until December 3.

According to Cirque Grande's website the event is "on its very first tour in New Zealand".