Ah yeah, I suppose he could still have his accident. I just mean that with the new timeline he could pop up again in the future.
I'm sure I read somewhere that in the original script that instead of Robau it was going to be April, but then instead of the Kelvin we'd have gotten the original Enterprise. The destruction of that would have led to Pike taking over the Enterprise-A. The timing sounds a bit off but it sounds more interesting.