No, you are wrong. Pike has to accept his fate. In any situation where Pike is saved from his terrible fate, Spock takes his place and suffers instead. It’s some kind of galactic karma. The Klingon’s on Borath have researched this thoroughly and it is their only conclusion that Pike must allow his fate, thus allowing Spock to live and fulfil his galactic role. Pike’s accident is a fixed point in time, it *has* to happen in all eventualities in order to prevent horrible things from happening on a galactic level. Pike is ‘doomed’ to save the galaxy through his sacrifice in all timelines. This is made clear in the episode. If the writers come up with a solution to this corner that they have written Pike in to then I am ‘all ears’ as I don’t want this fate just as much you don’t. But if it is on screen then it must be somewhat ‘canon’.