A wave of support for Farmingville woman rescued from burning car on LIE


The woman rescued by Good Samaritans from a burning car on the Long Island Expressway last week continues to receive a wave of support from her Long Island neighbors as she remans in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Susan Kaiser-Denise, 56, of Farmingville was driving on the expressway Jan. 16 when her car hit the center median, overturned and burst into flames with her trapped inside. Strangers pulled over near the wreck, raced to her side and managed to pull her from the vehicle.

More than a week later, Kaiser-Denise is still receiving emergency care, having sustained a broken femur, shattered bones in her foot, and burns on over 40 percent of her body. She faces a recovery that will likely last over a year, according to a crowdfunding effort started on her behalf.

More than 260 donations, totaling $26,555, have poured into the GoFundMe fundraiser established three days ago. You can click here to make a donation to the fund.

Below is a video that captured Kaiser-Denise’s rescue:

“We are not sure what new challenges each day will bring for Susie,” reads the GoFundMe post, organized by Kimberly Kaiser-Larsen. “We know she is a fighter and she will not give in easily.”

Money raised will go toward medical expenses, extended care, special medical devices and other expenses related to Kaiser-Denise’s treatment.

Top photo: Susan Kaiser-Denise is pictured on the right.