EXCLUSIVE: Mother-of-three left fighting for life after husband allegedly set her on fire – as horrified bystanders watched her rip off burning clothes and scream in agony: ‘It was awful’
- Man charged after woman allegedly set on fire
- Mother-of-three suffered burns to 38 per cent of body
A mother-of-three is fighting for life after her estranged husband allegedly set her on fire in a vehicle – just metres away from her home.
Kirsten Moiler, 33, was rushed to hospital with burns to 38 per cent of her body after allegedly being set alight near her Mount Helena home, in Perth’s north eastern outskirts, on Friday night.
Her estranged husband Peter Moiler, 42, was arrested on Saturday night shortly after being discharged from hospital, where he was being treated for superficial burns.
He has been charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm and faced Perth’s Magistrates Court on Sunday.
Kirsten Moiler, 33, is fighting for life with severe burns after allegedly being set on fire by her estranged husband Peter (pictured together)
Moiler was arrested and charged shortly after being discharged from hospital on Saturday
Police were called to the corner of Honey Street and Mill End about 6:25pm to reports a blue Holden Commodore was on fire and two people were suffering from burns.
Witnesses nearby heard multiple explosions then a woman screaming for help, before seeing Ms Moiler running 100m from the scene, tearing off her burning clothes.
Police said Ms Moiler, who suffered burns to her face, arms, upper torso and lap, tried to relieve her injuries by running into a nearby creek.
One local resident, who was among the neighbours who rushed to Ms Moiler’s aid, told Daily Mail Australia, the young woman 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.’
A man has been charged after a woman was rushed to hospital with burns to 38 per cent of her body after she was allegedly set on fire, before a car exploded in Perth’s outer-east
Police were called to reports of a car on fire near the corner of Honey St and Mill End in Mount Helena, about 35km east of Perth’s CBD, about 6.25pm Friday
The RAC Rescue Helicopter was needed to fly Ms Moiler to Fiona Stanley Hospital with partial-thickness burns, also known as third-degree burns, to 38 per cent of her body – including her face.
Meanwhile, her recently separated ex-husband was taken to the same hospital by St John Ambulance with superficial burns.
The couple’s three young children are safe and are in their grandparents care.
According to social media, Moiler is an agricultural studies graduate and the couple married in 2012.
WA Police Inspector Glen Beros told media on Saturday the incident is tragic.
‘A young woman has got significant burns to her body, which is going to take a long time to treat, and then the rest of her life will be impacted by that,’ Inspector Beros said.
‘The investigation is still in its infancy, however, they were in a family relationship.’
Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online.