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Quinton Jackson could face additional charges

A pregnant woman injured during former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s alleged hit-and-run incident last month has miscarried, according to her fiance.

The news comes courtesy of a report in the Daily Pilot.

While Costa Mesa Police initially indicated there were no serious injuries sustained during the series of accidents on the 55 freeway, it was was revealed a day later that 38-year old Holli Griggs did in fact require medical attention.

Griggs contacted the Daily Pilot and issued a comment in the days proceeding the accident but stated she did not know the severity of her injures. Now, according to the paper, her 16-week old son has died.

While the article quotes Griggs’ fiance, Bill Krebs, as stating that Griggs sustained a miscarriage, the article does not offer any hard evidence that the child’s death was in fact related to the accident. However, Krebs states at the hospital, doctors became concerned about Griggs and her unborn child due to a loss of fluid in the womb. During an examination days prior, Krebs said that doctors indicated that Griggs “had enough fluid for three babies.”

The report indicates that Griggs and Krebs have retained an attorney and are considering legal action. But civil action could be the least of Jackson’s concerns. As of now, he has been charged with hit-and-run, evading and reckless driving. However, it’s possible Jackson could face additional charges.

“Our office will make sure we take as much time as necessary to make a proper filing decision and including all evidence and medical information to make sure any charges that are filed are fair and accurate,” District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami is quoted as saying.

37 COMMENTS
  • Sam says:

    I’m not a doctor by any stretch of the imagination, but can miscarriages be caused by things like stress or trauma (as a consequence of being involved in a situation like that woman was)?

  • HerbalJoker says:

    really sucks to hear this, but the womans age makes me a little prone to believe that her pregnancy wouldn’t have continued for much longer any way. Being 38 that’s pretty old to be poppin kids outta the old baby maker. But that’s just my opinion.

  • Socalsoxfan says:

    It appears Rampage’s situation is gonna get a lot worse before it gets any better…Rather unfortunate, for all involved.

  • fightfan says:

    It is a horrible thing that happened to this couple. I am in no way trying to defend either side. It is sad news regardless of how it happened. But, if you go to enough doctors, you will have an equal number saying both it CAN and CAN NOT be attributed to the accident even though the miscarriage happened a couple weeks after the accident

  • MMA Man Up says:

    And the downward spiral of Quinton Jackson continues….

  • jdavis says:

    If they can prove a link between the accident and the miscarriage then this would be bad for Jackson but they would have to prove that the two events are related. I doubt stress from a accident a month ago would cause that but a injury the doctor’s didn’t initially catch could have(of course there are a lot of reasons a nearly 40 year old woman could of miscarried). Jackson’s insane actions may not of been directly responsible but they could of been a contributing factor too.

  • Adam says:

    Too bad for the mother and father to lose their son like that. As a fan, it’s too bad to see that we won’t be seeing any more of Quinton for a while. He sideswiped the wrong vehicle.

  • Rich B says:

    Put the fucker in jail for life for all I care.

  • patrick says:

    this is bad news any way you look at it.all i can say is wow this is a fall from grace.

  • Scotty says:

    For those questioning if it was realted to the accident. Quote from the article.

    “Griggs was unavailable for comment Friday. Her fiance, Bill Krebs, said doctors were immediately concerned when they noticed a significant loss of fluid in Griggs’ womb after the accident. Days before the crash, the couple had visited the doctor for an ultrasound, and Griggs was told she “had enough fluid for three babies,” Krebs said. She was pregnant with a boy.”

  • Nolan says:

    The likelihood of a 38 year old woman having a miscarriage is high anyway, hopefully she will be compassionate and not make anyone else suffer. If its even in her hands at this point.

  • Justin B says:

    I wish the best for everyone involved

  • BJJ in VA says:

    Nolan you cant possibly think in this day and age that couple wont sue Jackson or anyone else even remotely involved, especially if the lawyers have gotten a hold of them. If there is a way they can make a bunch of cash of his mistake then they will and you would too.

  • MMA SKOOL™ says:

    Say hello to a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • jdavis says:

    Scotty, that still doesn’t tell us that the miscarriage was linked to the accident it’s just a quote from the woman’s fiance. Unless we see the woman’s medical records there isn’t any way to definitely state anything about this horrible situation. Either way it’s bad news for Rampage but we don’t have enough facts to make a judgement about this yet. Rest assured the police will see those medical records and will talk to the doctors involved.

  • DocWagner says:

    He will HAVE to settle this out of court, because he will lose this matter in Civil court. There can easily be a direct correlation to a fetal loss and trauma from a MVA. There was no intent, which is good.

  • Patrick says:

    Damnit.

  • saerbarnet says:

    Surely she could have miscarried from the stress of being in this accident.. But shouldn’t it have showed earlier than 2 weeks after it? (I’m not a doctor)

  • Dave says:

    Herbaljoker are you kidding me? People at 38 are higher risk for problems in pregnancy, but it’s HIGHER RISK it’s not like it happens a large % of the time. Most carry to full-term.

    I love rampage, but this guy is totally screwed. Whether or not the death of the unborn baby was caused by the accident, it sure isn’t very hard to make the case that it was. Baby died because there wasn’t enough water after the accident, but it was fine before the accident. Rampage will be taken to task both criminally and in the civil courst. I feel for that family and for rampage.

  • Roughly 20-25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.

    You can hardly defend Rampage’s actions, and I’m not, but I was also a passenger in a car that hit (at 5mph at an icy stop light) a car with a man and pregnant woman in it. The man popped right out and was fine and suddenly the woman was stumbling out of the car and acting all crazy. They ended up suing his insurance company for millions.

    It’s easy money even if you deliver. But when it happens to a celebrity that barely bumped someone I think it’s a joke.

  • DocWagner says:

    A miscarriage at 16 weeks is not common and “proximate cause” should be fairly easy to argue.

  • mike wolfe says:

    If Rampage doesn’t have a fat insurance policy I’d be surprised. His insurance company will try to settle the claim. If suit is filed, it will hire a lawyer to defend him and off they go. Rampage will be involved, but not heavily. Probably a deposition and trial testimony, if it gets that far. They will consult with experts to determine whether the accident caused the miscarriage. That will entail a review of the woman’s medical records, and possibly depositions of her Ob/Gyn.

  • Warcry says:

    Wow, Rampage is my boy but he has compounded a defeat into total disaster. I child has died allegedly do to his dumbass actions. Put a fork in him. I wish him the best but it appears we will see Randy Couture back in the Ufc before we see one Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. This sucks ass !!

  • The Great Awakening says:

    A couple things:

    1. Does anyone know if this was the car that Rampage hit originally, or was it a car that he hit while committing the crime of fleeing the scene/resisting arrest? I’d imagine there would be a difference.

    2. Any attorneys on here know to what extent pregnant women are considered by law to be driving at their own risk? (I know there’s a legal term for what I’m talking about that sounds much less clumsy than what I said). If a guy with a pre-existing spinal injury chooses to drive around and I bump him going 5 mph and paralyze him he doesn’t have the same recourse as a healthy guy would. He accepts a portion of the responsibility for choosing to endanger himself. I’m not saying pregnant women shouldn’t be on the road, but I am wondering if there is anything to this. Anyone have any input?

  • qwqwd says:

    i fkn hope she sues his reckless ass

  • stevefiji says:

    This is ‘edgy’ to say the least. I seriously doubt we will see charges too quickly. The ramifications go so deep as to the value of human life for a 4 month fetus and also maybe @DocWagner and proximate cause is easy to determine but i gotta think that’s a legal nightmare to prove either way. So before they press charges, they wanna be damn sure they have a strong case against a popular guy.

    I see this thing going in a direction of the State threatening Rampage with some BIG charges and a plea that may see him actually serving some real time. Not good for Rampage, DEFINITELY not good for seeing him back in the UFC now that the fetus has died. Dana may back him up but putting him back in the ring? That’s another story… and the story just plains sucks.

  • Jesse says:

    this is pretty fucked up.
    if you imagine for a second what the woman and her family must feel.

    rampage in a way killed what would have been someone., he should be punished, put in jail etc. this is not behavior a society can tolerate, that he is admired and in the public eye makes it all the more important to punish him

    i was all ready to use my mma fan bias and continue to like the guy, he is/was funny, but speeding around and killing a unborn baby is so unfunny it’s now down to where i will be disapointed if he’s not prosecuted like anyone else would be and if dana white continues to be a complete asshole and as jtaylor accurately pointed out treat him with a double standard

  • The Great Awakening says:

    “rampage in a way killed what would have been someone.”

    I think it’s unfair to jump to this conclusion at this time. It certainly could be the truth, but who knows? The story could be wrong. The people could be gold diggers. It’s hard to say at this point.

  • Kogepan says:

    Rampage needs to go to Jail or an insane asylum. UFC fighters all think they’re rock stars now and can do whatever that want.

    Rampage was lucky he didn’t kill anyone that day, but now it looks like his actions contributed to a miscarriage. He will have to live with that the rest of his life.

  • JJ Docker says:

    It’s going to be a loooooooong way back up to the top for Quinton.

  • ultmma says:

    No reason to shed a tear for Page, he made is bed now he has to lie in it.

  • kirsten says:

    This is horrible, but was she on bed rest? Surely if the doctors were SO concerned about her water she would have been kept in the hospital. The lady who ran my daycare had her water break at 24 weeks and was kept at the hospital for over a month…

  • Rhymeister says:

    really sucks to hear this, but the womans age makes me a little prone to believe that her pregnancy wouldn’t have continued for much longer any way. Being 38 that’s pretty old to be poppin kids outta the old baby maker. But that’s just my opinion. — HerbalJoker on August 2nd, 2008 2:58 pm

    Yeah, your opinion needs help. My mom was 41 when I was born, women can easily deliver into the early 40s so long as it isn’t the first child, then more complictaions could ensue.

    Rampage needs to do some serious soul searching!

  • paul says:

    “This is horrible, but was she on bed rest? Surely if the doctors were SO concerned about her water she would have been kept in the hospital.”

    Read the article. She had an ultrasound earlier and was told that she had enough fluid for 3 babies.

    I can’t believe some of the “so what” postings here indicating that the pregnancy might have ended anyway since she was 38.

    If he truly is at fault and this woman truly lost her baby because of his meltdown, then I hope he fries.

  • dbess says:

    It’s all speculation. Who knows what caused the lady to have a miscarriage.

    It could have been the wreck though and it if was Rampage will just have to face the conciquences.

  • Rocky says:

    When you “hit and run” someone, who cares why she lost the baby, HE IS going down for it! And he should.

  • bradly says:

    He is guilty by association .It’s his own fualt for putting this one even up on the board and The ufc Mr White now falls under really lame in my bOOk for his sorry ass putting up with evrything .CREAM not me

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