Altona Highway Patrol are investigating after a boy was fatally struck by a car in Altona this morning.
Emergency services were called to McAlpine Court about 9.15am.
It is believed the 19-month-old boy was riding a scooter along the footpath when he was struck by a slow-moving vehicle pulling out of a driveway.
The boy was taken to hospital where he sadly later died.
The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old Altona man, stopped and assisted police at the scene.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash cam footage, and request they contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.