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Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:02

Police and emergency services are currently on scene following a collision between a taxi and a child in Tootgarook this afternoon.

Investigators have been told two women and two children got out of the taxi on Wilkinson Street just after 1.40pm.

It is believed one of the children was struck by the taxi as it moved away.

The male toddler was treated by emergency services but sadly died at the scene.

The male driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Major Collision Investigation unit detectives are en route and will investigate the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have dash cam footage of the car is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

Provisional Lives Lost:

2020: 52

2019: 60

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

Media Advisor