Toddler hit and killed by taxi in Victoria

A toddler has been killed by a taxi on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

The boy was with two women and another child in the taxi on Wilkinson Street, Tootgarook on Thursday.

About 1.40pm all four exited the taxi and police say the toddler is believed to have been hit as the vehicle moved away.

Emergency services tried to save him, but he died at the scene. The taxi driver stopped at the scene and police are investigating.