Toddler dies after being hit by car in Altona

A toddler has died after being struck by a car while riding his scooter along a footpath in south-west Melbourne.

The 19-month-old boy was scooting along the footpath on McAlpine Court, Altona, when he was hit by a car pulling out of a driveway on Tuesday morning.

Police said in a statement that the car was moving slowly when it pulled out of the driveway.

The boy was taken to hospital but later died.

The driver, a 60-year-old man, stopped at the scene and is helping police with their inquiries.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via

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