Law suit ... Sophie Monk. Photo: Getty Images

Australian singer and actress Sophie Monk is reportedly suing the driver allegedly responsible for a 2010 car crash that left her temporarily in a wheelchair.

Monk, once a member of pop group Bardot, has filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming she was left with "severe injuries" when a Ford Explorer collided with the Prius she was riding in, according to TMZ.com.

The website says Monk is suing the driver of the Ford, Delvinder Sing Bains, alleging she was unable to work after the the crash and also faced hefty medical bills.

Days after the crash Monk was spotted being rolled around in a wheelchair with her foot wrapped in bandages.

It's believed Monk is suing for unspecified damages - totalling at least $US25,000 ($24,237).

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