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The family of a mother-of-three who suffered severe burns after she was allegedly set her on fire by her estranged husband has broken their silence.
Kirsten Moiler, 33, was rushed to hospital with burns to 38 per cent of her body after allegedly being set alight in a car by her estranged husband Peter Moiler, 42, near her Mount Helena home in Perth on June 2.
One week on, she remains in a medically induced coma and will take months to begin to recover from her life-changing injuries.
Ms Moiler’s mother Fiona Halton has posted a statement online to address the horrific incident that will ‘impact [her daughter] forever’.‘
‘I’d like to thank everyone that assisted my daughter in the moments after the attack,’ Ms Halton wrote.
‘To the Mt Helena residents, the medical response team and the staff at Fiona Stanley Hospital I will forever be grateful for your actions that have saved my daughter.’
Kirsten Moiler, 33, (pictured) was allegedly being set alight in a car by her estranged husband on June 2
Ms Halton added her daughter has a very long road to recovery ahead of, which will take ‘months’.
‘She will have to undergo extensive medical treatment and procedures,’ she added.
‘Kirsten’s family and I are very grateful for all the love and support at this time.
Ms Halton has set up an online fundraiser to assist with the growing costs of her daughter’s extensive medical treatment and recovery.
‘Her life will be impacted by this attack forever,’ she wrote.
‘Kirsten is a mum of three beautiful children who will now be separated from their mother for months to come as she tries to recover.’
‘The community goal is to help raise money to contribute to any medical and personal costs that will arise as Kirsten embarks on this long hard road to recovery.’
Kirsten Moiler (pictured with her estranged husband) remains in a medically induced coma
Her three young children are being cared for by family members.
It’s understood Ms Moiler has recently separed from her husband of 10 years.
Police were called to the corner of Honey Street and Mill End about 6:25pm on June 2 to reports a blue Holden Commodore was on fire and two people were suffering from burns.
Witnesses heard multiple explosions then a woman screaming for help, before seeing Ms Moiler running 100m from the scene to a nearby creek while tearing off her burning clothes.
One of the local residents who rushed to Ms Moiler’s aid, told Daily Mail Australia she was in agony and ‘terribly frightened’.
‘She was in incredible pain. I couldn’t converse with her,’ she said.
‘It was awful. She was in quite a bad way.’
Ms Moiler suffered burns to 38 per cent of her body after the attack and is now in a medically-induced coma (pictured, the burnt out car)
The RAC Rescue Helicopter airlifted Ms Moiler to Fiona Stanley Hospital with third-degree burns to 38 per cent of her body – including her face, arms, upper torso and lap.
Her estranged husband was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance with superficial burns.
He was charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm and faced Perth’s Magistrates Court on June 4. He did not apply for bail and will reappear in court at a later date.
Ms Halton said her daughter’s life will be ‘impacted by this attack forever’ (pictured, Ms Moiler’s estranged husband Peter Moiler)